Nailing sill to rim board and joists
I hired a farmer to build a house and I realize later on that he nailed the rim joist and I joists with regular bright framing nails, so I’m really concerned about this situation and is it that bad? I told him that he should have used galvanized nails and did some extra research. So in pt Wood the…
While not ideal, it's standard. Shouldn't be a big deal if it's kept dry.
Never hire a farmer to do a framers job 🤪.
It is often done, but in truth is against code. Inspectors in my region have been requiring them for a few years now. The code indicates corrosion resistant fasteners must be used with all treated wood (does not specify type of wood), but boron based treated woods do not corrode metal. Copper which is most common will corrode. While not being wet location the corrosion process is slowed, but the lumber will see potential 6 months of rain while under construction and often the treated wood is soaking wet when purchased and does not dry for months. If no insulation is up it’s real easy, have the framer shoot some corrosion resistant nails. One person could do the whole house in 30 min (unless huge home). If you have boron based, no worries. The framers perspective is probably going to be if everyone is doing it, it’s standard application. He’s probably right in that regard. A lot of framers don’t do it. Tell him you’ll buy the nails for him and buy him a 6 pack or something.
Thanks for the advice, I was thinking the same thing, I guess I’ll just get him some galvanized nails and get to throw a bunch of extra nails where attached to sill pt plate. These guys are a mess