I have been planning out a shed/playhouse for a few months now and have made many/many trips to my town's building department. My last visit was about framing air nailers. I wanted to use one but didn't have a clue. after a whole lot of research i discovered the biggest difference between the HF cheapo nailers and the high end nailers were the diameter of nail they are rated for. So I called my friendly building dept and asked what nails sizes I'm required to use. They also said they didn't care if they were full round or clipped heads.
0.135+ @ 3 1/2" for all framing
0.099+ @ 2 1/4" for all sheathing
I spent several weeks scouring the classifieds and craigslist and finally found one that meet all the requirements and was in my price range. Now to get those nails. The Sheathing nails i picked up on my first trip out.
But guess what, those framing nails are super difficult to find. upon contacting the building Dept one more time to ensure the numbers they gave me were right. They said yup and that the big box stores were really bad at selling stuff which does not meet code.
They gave me the name of several places that sell to contractors that carry the right stuff but they are only open while I'm at work. Grr...
The little things seem to be the biggest pain!