5. Nailable curbs for expansion joints6. Nailable curbs for vents
|Material Safety Data Sheet
Fastener Testing Results
Printable Image of Data Sheet (PDF Format)
Sizes & Quantities:
- Head and nail shank are welded together (an exclusive feature)
- The "original" capped roofing nail
- Ring shanks for additional pull out resistance
- Installed with hand or pole hammer
- Round head will not puncture roof membrane
- Fits perfectly in the 2" and 3" Simplex Rupture Discs
American Plywood Association
FFN-105b Type II, Style 20
Test performed by Simplex Nails and Fasteners and the American Plywood Association
Made of Galvalume metal to prevent corrosion.
Designed to fit all Simplex Nails.
Disc will increase rupture resistance to softer metals.
2" Rupture Disc is recommended for base sheet attachment.
3" Rupture Disc is recommended for insulation attachment.
Material Safety Data Sheet - Printable PDF
Round Head Metal Cap Nails
Federal Specification Number:
FFN-105b Type II, Style 20
Health Hazard Data:
Steel nail products under normal conditions do not present an inhalation, ingestion, contact health or environmental hazard.
Fire and Explosion Hazards:
Not flammable or combustible. Steel products in the solid state present no fire or explosion hazard and do not contribute to the combustion of other materials.
Fire and Explosion Data:
|Extinguishing Media:||Not Applicable.|
|Special Fire Fighting Instructions:||None.|
|Hazardous Combustion Products:||Stable under normal conditions of use, storage, and transport. Will react with strong acid to liberate hydrogen at temperatures above the melting point, may liberate fumes containing oxides of iron and alloying elements.|
|Oxidizing Material:||Does not cause or contribute to combustion of other material by yielding oxidizer.|
Use approved hammer Use safety glasses with the hammer
Do not hold or carry nails in mouth Do not leave loose nails on the floor or any walking surface Do not use to fasten electrical wire
|Boiling Point:||Not Applicable|
|Freezing Point:||Not Applicable|
|Melting Point-Coating:||Not Applicable|
|Vapor Pressure - at 20°C:||Not Applicable|
|Vapor Density (air 1):||Not Applicable|
|Solubility in Water:||Not Soluble|
|% Of Volatiles:||Not Applicable|
|Evaporation Rate:||Not Applicable|
|Oil/Water Distribution Coefficient:||Not Applicable|
|Odor Threshold Concentration:||Not Applicable|
|Appearance (Physical States & Color):||Metallic Gray Solid|
Re: Holding Power of Roofing Nails in 3/8" and 1/2" Plywood
Plywood in 3/8" and 1/2" thicknesses has been used for more than twenty years for roof sheathing under asphalt shingles and built-up roofing, with satisfactory results. It is estimated that such uses are at a current rate in the neighborhood of one billion square feet annually. Because of lack of information chiefly on withdrawal strength of nails, the bonding of built-up roofs has generally been limited to 5/8", and more recently to 1/2" plywood.
Prior testing by the Douglas Fir Plywood Association has indicated that good withdrawal strengths could be obtained by the use of special deformed shank nails in thin plywood. (See DFPA Laboratory Report No. 26, test data on shingles nailed to plywood sheathing, and laboratory report no 61, an investigation of nails for attachment of asbestos cement shingles to 5/16" Douglas fir plywood.)
Purpose of Present Tests
The tests described in this report, therefore, had two objectives:
(1) To determine the withdrawal strength of various roofing nails from 3/8" and 1/2" plywood, both Douglas fir and Western softwood, under varying moisture conditions.
(2) To determine the loads required to pull a roofing nail head through roofing felt, both single and multiple layers. The felt pull-through values were to provide a guide to the level of performance required in withdrawal resistance.
Three panels of 3/8" Douglas fir Plywood and one panel of 1/2" Douglas fir Plywood were obtained from different sources. To permit matching of adjacent specimens in each panel all those selected had single-piece face veneer. Moisture content of the plywood varied, since one of the purposes of the test was to determine the effect of different moisture contents on strength. Moisture contents appear with the appropriate withdrawal test values.
Three panels of 3/8" Plywood (Western softwood Group 1) were obtained from different sources. Veneers in all panels were of true fir species; that is, noble fir, silver fir, grand fir, etc. To permit matching of adjacent specimens all panels selected had single-piece face veneer.
|Product:||1" Round Metal Cap Nail|
|Test:||Withdrawal Resistance, Pull-Out|
|Procedure:||APA Withdrawal Tests|
Static Withdrawal Test
Tests as preformed by the American Plywood Association Apply suitable factor of safety to arrive at design loads. The above results were obtained under laboratory conditions.