A: Hello Kenny, this is Stacy with Simpson Strong-Tie. We do not carry j bolts and our anchor bolts cannot be made in ZMAX G185. I would suggest you take a look at the SB and SSTB anchor bolts because they can be ordered in HDG which is equivalent to G185. If you have any other questions feel free to call us at (800) 999-5099. We look forward to speaking with you.
A: African or European nail?
A: This is a 16d common nail so the values would be per the National Design Specification; you can look up the design values in NDS-2018, Table 12N. The Reference lateral design value (Z) for a 16d common (0.162x3.5) is 154 lb. for a connection where the main and side members are Southern Pine and the side member is 1-1/2” thick. The reference value is to be adjusted per NDS-2018, Table 11.3.1. Thank you!
A: No, the product is not suitable for that application.
A: I'm assuming you mean a 1x6, which is 3/4" thick by 5 1/2" wide. I'm also assuming you will be nailing into 2x material (1 1/2" thick). You should use 8d x 2" long ring-shank nails, either HDG (hot-dip galvanized) or 304 stainless. Or 2" long coated or stainless deck screws. HDG nails and coated screws will last a while, maybe even ten years, but will eventually rust away. I've seen them begin to rust in just a few years too in certain situations. Stainless will outlast the boards, but is more expensive. Depends on how much you have to do and how long you want it to last and what your budget is. If you have a lot of fence boards to nail up, there are plenty of places you can get 2" x 0.113" stainless ring shank nails for nail guns.