Q: What is bigger an 8 penny nail or 16 penny nail?

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2 1/2 inches...

5/8 is the same as 10/16 so it is bigger

The penny was as old English term used to describe the number of pennies required to purchase 100 nails. Today the term is used only as a measurement of the length of the nail. A common 16 penny nail used in general construction today has a standard length of 3.5 inches, a number 8 gauge diameter shaft (0.162 inches), a head diameter of 11/32nd of an inch and 44 such nails will weigh one pound.

Twice as large as 8 100% bigger

3/8 = 6/16 so no, 7/16 is bigger

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An 8 penny nail (abbreviated as 8d) is 2.5 inches in length. A 10 penny nail (10d) is 3 inches in length.

2 1/2 inches...

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5/8 is the same as 10/16 so it is bigger

try using galvanized-- large head 1- 1/2 inch long

You cannot use a screw to replace a 16 penny nail, as it will not have near enough shear strength. You can easily see this in action by driving a nail halfway into a board, and likewise sinking a screw halfway down. Now hit them both with a hammer perpendicular to their direction of attachment. However, if your application is not structural you will want a 3.5" screw "coarse thread" or about 8 gauge...(coarse thread will look similar to a sheetrock screw thread)

9/16

Neither is bigger.

The penny was as old English term used to describe the number of pennies required to purchase 100 nails. Today the term is used only as a measurement of the length of the nail. A common 16 penny nail used in general construction today has a standard length of 3.5 inches, a number 8 gauge diameter shaft (0.162 inches), a head diameter of 11/32nd of an inch and 44 such nails will weigh one pound.

Yes, it is bigger.

They are the same.

Twice as large as 8 100% bigger