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- From: CarlS95(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 01:13:13 -0400
Here are my two cents concerning a couple of comments that have appeared recently: Comment: << Some had common, some had sinker (or "box") nails, and some had 20%, or 50%, or 80% of the nails driven 1/16" or more into the sheathing. Their conclusion was that...etc>> My two cents: This statement implies that sinker and box nails are the same. Is that right? I thought that box nails are those nails with the flimsy heads that pop off at the slightest provocation. Comment: <<1. SEAOC should never have published this document without prior review and approval of the relevant committee (Code Committee). The report was submitted late and had not gone through the proper cycle for review and comments. Therefore, it was published sight unseen.>> My two cents: This comment refers to the paper comparing sinkers and box nails which appeared in the 1995 SEOAC Proceedings. My understanding is that the papers published in the Proceedings are selected based on their potential interest to members. I would not expect them to go through in-depth committee reviews prior to publication, whether or not they are submitted late, and therefore think that the paper's publication was appropriate. These papers provide useful insight, but, as with any published test data, whether by a university, vendor, or whatever, the results should be reviewed with a critical eye. I would think that the authors did not intend for this information to be the last word on the subject, either. Carl Sramek (carls95(--nospam--at)aol.com) ...
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