I am about to begin replacement of RB&B siding on my house with 8 1/4 ″ Hardiplank lap siding. I have been trying to locate the t“flushn” adapter tool used in conjunction with a pneumatic nail gun to prevent nails from being countersunk into the siding. Do you know where I might purchase this tool and its approximate cost?
Installing fiber cement siding solo is possible, with the right equipment. While much of the equipment for installing siding solo is the same you would use to install siding with a helper or two---measuring tape, saw, nail gun---there are a few tools that are invaluable in your siding project. With fiber cement siding, the boards are heavier and more prone to snapping than normal siding, requiring the use of hooks to hold unsupported ends and keep them from flexing.
We used electro-galvanized nails because that is all we could find for our coil nail gun. I can't remember ever seeing hot-dipped galvanized roofing nails sold in coils, but they must be available. I certainly would be willing to pay more for better nails because I want this siding to still be hanging on after a hundred years. Cement products can be quite alkali, which could cause lower-grade nails to corrode if moisture gets to them.
Hitachi NV65AH Nail Gun The Hitachi Siding Nailer, the Feather weight champion of fiber cement board installation. This tool has so many uses you can't call it a Siding Nailer. The ability to accept both plastic and wire collated nails (1-1/2- to 2-1/2-inch-by-.090-.099) make this tool completely unique. This tool weighs only 4.6 pounds. It has a tool-less depth of drive adjustment that can countersink or flush drive your nails. It has the power to drive case hardened nails into CONCRETE! Need a light furring strip Nailer? This Nailer can be used for siding, furring strips, sheathing, truss yards and framing. All in one tool with the quality reputation of Hitachi behind it.