Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Technical Note On Cold Formed Steel Construction Tech Note F300-09: Pneumatically Driven Pins for Wood Based Panel Attachment

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, pneumatic nailing systems have been introduced. These products allow wood based panels to be fastened to steel in a manner similar to which panels have been nailed to wood framing in the past. This Tech Note provides information on specifications, design procedures and field inspection of pneumatic drive pins.

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