That's sort of waht I was thinking. A slotted wedge the would drive between the purlin and the sheet metal and push the nail out.upfrombottom":pd91xbdp said:That could be harder that Chinese Arithmetic to figure out, but I've done it before. I took a piece of 1 inch steel square stock and cut a slot in it so I could slide it under the lath and around the nail. It should fit in ridge just right. The slot is for the nail. And then took a crowbar put it between the square stock and lath and pried the lath up and away from the tin. According to how long the nails are and the thickness of the lath, you may not get it in one try. You may have to go all the way across getting as much as you can and come back and do it again to get them completely out. I had to do it to salvage an end wall of a barn that was completely blown out and laying flat on the ground. I hadn't read your last post, but you may be able to use a piece of 1 1/2" angle iron and do the same thing.
Then how do I get the nail out tha is cut off. We're saving (so far) about 95% of the wood.1982vett":2756n1bi said:
dun":3d3rcj36 said:Any suggestions on how to remove the nails from metal siding that is nailed in the ridge part to the purlins when the nail head side is flat on the ground?
A really good cats paw nail puller I guess, but is it that important that the nail comes out? Even if you reuse the lumber (without remilling) ya just have to check where you are going to make a cut.dun":1bzcm0kk said:
we use a cats paw and pull some , alot of times we just grind em flush and go on1982vett":bz50wg12 said:A really good cats paw nail puller I guess, but is it that important that the nail comes out? Even if you reuse the lumber (without remilling) ya just have to check where you are going to make a cut.dun":bz50wg12 said:
They're actaully coming out pretty good, just takes a little patience. Since I don;t know what I'll be using the wood for I prefer to pull all the nails. By the time I would get around to using them I would forget and sure as shooting I'ld hit a nail with the saw.3waycross":11xbojn6 said:Not being a smarta$$ Dun but you just might not get to have it both ways. If those ringshanks do their job they ain't coming out anytime soon.