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i know Americans call a 4x2 (piece of wood) a 2x4

but what do you (Americans) call a 6" nail?


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(NT) (NT) I?ll bite. A spike?!?
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Most people don't call them anything.

They are spikes by definition, but rarely used by carpenters around the house and sold by the 'each'

The big ****'s that you do see around the house are aluminum and used to install roofing gutters, but steel spikes are available.

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People don't call them anything because they don't have ears

Snigger snigger snigger.


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A spike, Jonahs.

Hee hee hee hee hee hee.

There's an American decorating an renovation show with an Australian carpenter who calls two by fours "four-be-twos. It sounds funny. But then I was happy shopping at B & Q and Homebase.

Rob Boyter

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(NT) (NT) Or is that " A spike, Mr. Jones"
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(NT) (NT) 60d nail = 60 penny nail
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Depending on use...

either inadequate or overkill?

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Sven and Ollie vent to da yumber yard

to get some 4 x 2's. Vin da got dare da man asked um "How long do you want them?" "Don't be silly." Sven said. "Ve vant to keep dem."

2d 1"
3d 1 1/4"
4d 1 1/2"
5d 1 3/4"
6d 2"
7d 2 1/4"
8d 2 1/2"
9d 2 3/4"
10d 3"
12d 3 1/4"

16d 3 1/2"
20d 4"
30d 4 1/2"
40d 5"
50d 5 1/2"
60d 6"
70d 7"
80d 8"
90d 9"
100d 10"

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