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I've determined that short 10d 1 1/2” nails were used to

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I’ve determined that short 10d 1 1/2” nails were used to attach my deck’s joist hangers to its ledger board. Even though it’s a lot of work, assuming I don’t damage the hanger, my plan is to extract each nail and replace it with the longer, required 10d nail.
This will give me deeper penetration, but my concern is, will the part of the new 10d nail that is in contact with the same wood surface in the hole as the old nail provide the same gripping power?
I would hate to go through all of the work and find out I’ve gained sheer strength but lost nail extraction strength.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please comment on the reuse of joist hangers if you have a concern, thanks.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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