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How many nails will I need? (approximate count)

BOX NAILS FOR HARDBOARD SIDING
12" Horizontal Siding 6d - 16d 1,200 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
4' x 8' Panel Siding 6d - 16d 3,300 nails per 1,000 Sq. Feet
NAILS FOR CEDAR AND REDWOOD WOOD SIDING
1/2" x 4" Siding 6d - 8d 2,280 nails per
1,000 Board Feet
1/2" x 6" Siding 7d - 8d 1,520 nails per
1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 8" Siding 8d - 10d 1,140 nails per
1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 10" Siding 8d - 10d 912 nails per
1,000 Board Feet
3/4" x 12" Siding 10d 760 nails per
1,000 Board Feet
FIBER CEMENT SIDING NAILS
Lap Siding 6d - 16d 9 nails per 12' piece
4' x 8' Panel Siding 6d - 16d 16" on Center - 80 Nails
4' x 8' Panel Siding 6d - 16d 24" on Center - 64 Nails
VINYL SIDING NAILS
1-1/2", 2" and 2-1/2" 115 nails per Square
CEDAR SHAKE SIDING FACE NAILS
16" Shakes 6d 360 nails per Square
18" Shakes 6d 310 nails per Square
CEDAR SHINGLE NAILS
16" & 18" - New Roof
Over an old Roof
3d
5d
860 nails per Square
24" - New Roof
Over an old Roof
4d
6d
570 nails per Square
ASPHALT & FIBERGLASS SHINGLE NAILS
On New Roof 1-1/4" 320 nails per Square
Over an Old Roof 1-3/4" 320 nails per Square
DECKING NAILS
5/4" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C. 8d - 10d 460 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 4" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C. 10d - 16d 550 nails per 100 Square Feet
2" x 6" Decking Joists spaced 16" O.C. 10d - 16d 460 nails per 100 Square Feet
DRYWALL NAILS
Single Layer 3/8" x 1/2" 5/8" Board 1-1/4"
1-5/8"
2,000 nails per 1,000 Square Feet
Double Layer 3/8" 1st Ply - 2nd Ply 1-1/4"
1-5/8"
1,000 nails per 1,000 Square Feet each Ply
UNDERLAYMENT & PLYWOOD NAILS
1/4" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment 1-1/4" 500 nails per 100 Square Feet
3/8" Pressed and Plywood Underlayment 1-1/2" 500 nails per 100 Square Feet
1/2", 5/8" 3/4" Plywood and Sheathing 2" & 2-1/2" 150 nails per 100 Square Feet
1" Plywood Subfloor 3" 150 nails per 100 Square Feet
Maze Nails made from recycled steel!

Maze Nails uses only the highest quality domestic, re-melted steel. By using re-melted steel, the obvious environmental benefit is that no additional mining must be done to meet our steel demands and less steel is thrown into landfills. The scrap steel that we generate while making nails heads goes right back to the steel mills for re-melting... along with steel from scrapped automobiles, I-beams, radiators, etc.

We re-claim most of the raw materials we consume; such as zinc, steel, and certain acids. Many nail manufacturers, including Maze Nails, "pickle" their steel in an acid bath prior to making it into nails. After several years and hundreds of thousands of dollars, we now have a completely self-contained Acid Recovery Unit. The unit converts the harmful, spent acids into useful raw materials we then can offer to other companies. The "ferrous sulfate" which this equipment extracts, for example, is used in fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and even in snack foods.

We use millions of pounds of zinc in our unique Double Hot-Dip Nail Galvanizing (STORMGUARD®) process. All of our waste zinc is recycled into useful materials - which are then used in paint pigments, car tires, etc. So, our zinc by-products are being utilized too.

All Maze nails and spikes are packaged in cardboard boxes which are made from recycled paper products - and many of our price lists and literature pieces are printed on recycled paper too. Maze Nails has a strong commitment to using quality recycled materials whenever we can - and to insuring that our manufacturing process results in reclaimable products!

So there you have it, the "green" side of Maze Nails.
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