Felt Nails With Extra Large Heads - Where Can I Get Them?


Postby fishnet » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:48 pm

I am replacing the felt on my shed. The felt nails I am removing have heads which are larger than any replacements I have found. Can anyone advise where nails with extra large heads might be available - or are these no longer in production
The length would ideally be around 18 mm
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Postby proptech » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:18 am

Hi fishnet
Try Screwfix - catalogue number 14831 for 13mm (usually long enough) or 17718 for 20mm.
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Postby fishnet » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:31 pm

sorry - I should have made it clearer - I have already tried both screwfix and tool station and the heads in both 13 and 20 mm length are much smaller than the old felt nails I am removing
perhaps this a case of ''they don't make them like they used to''
does anyone know where I might lay on my hands on some old stock
Thanks for trying Fishnet
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Postby proptech » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:26 pm

You said it "they don't make them like they used to" Those from the likes of Screwfix are perfectly OK for the job though.
I think you'd have to go back a lot of years to see the ones you think are better.
Why do you want bigger heads ? With a shed I would always use a polyester based felt, it won't tear like the old stuff, and certainly can be fixed with today's nails.
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Postby fishnet » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:35 am

Thanks for the advice proptech - will give it a try - regards fishnet
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