nail shank

nail shank

The main body of a nail; the shaft between the head of the nail at one end and the point of the nail at the other end.
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The resistance of a nail to withdrawal from wood-based materials is characterized by several factors, including framing member material density and moisture content/conditioning, nail shank diameter, and the depth of penetration (US Department of Agriculture [USDA] 2010).
The shortening of the length of the cantilevered nail, which occurs with the increasing nail-drive depth, causes the bearing area between the nail shank and the sheathing to decrease.
Avoid this problem by predrilling a hole the size of the nail shank.
When again exposed to moisture, the wood fibers of the deckboard expand, gripping the nail shank and at the same time, the joist swells in depth, causing the nail to be pulled from the joi st.
Drill pilot holes for the nails with a bit about the size of the nail shank.
Ram the claw into the nail shank as close as possible to the wood and rock it sideways (Photo 1).
Once you find the joists, predrill a hole in the hardwood about two-thirds the size of the nail shank and drive a nail through each board until you stop the squeak.
Nail each panel so that it hangs from the nail shank, leaving a gap between the nailhead and the vinyl (Photo 4).
If the nailhead pulls off, use locking pliers to grab the nail shank.
To install your new trim, you'll need to drill pilot holes slightly smaller than the size of the nail shank.
Choose a drill bit that's 4/5 the thickness of the nail shank.