1. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nails or screws? If I am using pressure treated 2x4's for most of this project, what type of nails or screws and what lengths? This might be a stupid question :/
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    For my coop, I used screws. Easier. I think I used 3 inch long screws. (Maybe 2 3/4 inch) not sure about the width. No question is a stupid question!
     
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  3. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whew... haha

    Are zinc coated better since they will be exposed to the elements? Or reg coarse or drywall screws, or am i just bein anal?
     
  4. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Galvanized or use decking screws. Don't use drywall screws. They are brittle and snap under tension, plus they are not meant for outdoor exposure.
     
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  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    "Galvanized" will be overpriced
    "Plated" is much cheaper and works just as well.
    Also "deck screws" are rated for PT wood
     
  6. handsomecock

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    sounds good
     

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