Tech Note F300-09: Pneumatically Driven Pins for Wood Based Panel Attachment


Summary: Wood based panels for shear wall and horizontal diaphragms have traditionally been attached to cold-formed steel framing using tapping screws. To increase the speed of installation and to reduce the amount of labor used making these attachments, several companies supply pneumatic nailing systems. These products allow wood-based panels to be fastened to steel in a manner similar to which panels are nailed to wood framing. This Technical Note provides information on specifications, selection and field inspection of pneumatic drive pins.

This Technical Note updates and replaces LGSEA Technical Note 561b.

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