framing nails vs screws
Starting to finish my basement. I want to be up to code. I am getting different opinions on using screws vs nails (I have no nailer...will use a hammer)
Are 16D screws to big for affixing vertical studs to their top and bottom plate. I plan on building the wall on the floor, thus nailing thru the top / bottom plate into the stud? 16D seems big....is that code or is it 12D. What if I am toenailing, what size?
How about screws, I have some coated primaguard 3" screws but understand these are no code compliant in PA...?