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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Wall Nailing Tricks Without Concrete Nail

A common nail or wood nail can be used to nail the wall. It is not necessary to always use the wall nail (concrete nail, steel nail, panel pin).

The hard part on the brick wall is only the outer layer (finishing) of cement mortar with a thickness of about 1-2 mm. If the finishing layer has been successfully penetrated, it will be easy for the nail to go deeper.

The nail in the photo is a standard 5 cm long nail. Check that the point of the nail is sharp enough and that it is not bent or rusted. 5 centimeter nails are frequently used.

Place the nail against the wall at an angle of roughly 60 degrees. This nail position is commonly used to hang objects on walls, such as photo frames, paintings, calendars, wall clocks, clothes hangers, wall hangings, and key chains. Wall nails are also utilized for wall cabinets, LED televisions, split AC indoor unit mounts, telephones, modems, wifi routers, and other similar applications.

The more upright the nail is against the wall, the easier it is for the nail to pierce the wall.

Hold the hammer close to its head. Light blows should be used to tap the nail. With more frequent blows, around 2–3 blows every second.

The nail will struck forcefully if the hammer is held by the end of the handle or at the base of the handle. As a result, the nail will be bent. The wall will crack.

If the hard coating layer of the wall has been successfully penetrated, it will be easier for the nail to penetrate deeper into the wall.

In the photo above, the nail has penetrated the wall by about 1.5 cm. If you keep hitting that nail with the hammer, the nail will go deeper.

It can also be seen that the wall is not cracked because the nail was not hit hard, but the frequency of the blows was more frequent. This method of nailing can also be applied to concrete nails, so that the walls don't crack.

This nailing trick can also be seen in a YouTube video:

Walls with red bricks are usually tougher, but some red bricks can be penetrated by common nails. Lightweight bricks are easily penetrated by common nails.

Nails cannot penetrate the walls and pillars that are casted. Even the concrete nails cannot penetrate the casted part.

Although common nails are meant for wood, they can still be used to nail walls. But in Kalimantan and Sumatra, there is ironwood (Eusideroxylon zwageri) which is very hard. So it can only be nailed with concrete nails.

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