joist hanger nails

drawing of connection with joist hanger

These short stout nails are used to install sheet metal connectors, including joist hangers. The appropriate size is specified by the connector manufacturer, and frequently the connector is packaged with the necessary number of nails. 

They are galvanized, and versions in stainless steel are also available.

Smooth Shanks
  Length,
inches
Gauge Head
diameter,
inches
No. in a 
pound
8d 10¼ 9/32 147
10d 9 5/16 123

Joist hanger nails are also available with deformed shanks for greater holding power.

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