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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 05 Aug 1997 17:57:16 GMT
On 3-29-97, you write, "With regard to wood column bases...I have had the same problem and the same question for a while. The way I've traditionally handled it in the past: If a post buried in a stud wall and does not see uplift or a large out-of-plane wall load and does not put the sill plate in excessive compression perp. to grain, I would feel comfortable omitting the requirement for a fabricated post base. I would simply have the post toe nailed to the sill plate and securely attatched to the sheathing. Is this line of reasoning a mistake?" I'm in agreement with the post on sill plate people. I feel that the biggest problems arise out of starting and stopping the sill plate for any type of hardware. The contractors rarely seem to plan their anchor bolt locations with respect to ends of walls, penetrations or notches in the sill plate and sill plate splices, so unless it is absolutely necessary, I never break the sill plate for a post. We even tried to bear steel columns with small loads (less than 8K) on the sill plate for a while, but that didn't work out so well with coordinating work between the steel erector and the framer. As we saw in Northridge, there were lots of problems with sill plates, and I'm of the opinion that the less interruptions, the better the wall performance will be. If you have lateral loads to consider, if you can develop enough lateral load from the post to the plate with A34's or A35's, you can always specify additional anchor bolts adjacent to the post to anchor the sill. If you do have trimmers, as in the case with most window and door openings, you can attach anchors to the trimmers if their are nailed to the post adequately, or place the trimmers over A34's or 35's. I like the idea of edge nailing to the post to capture dead load for overturning, but have to admit I have not used it,but will use it in the future if I am counting on a post dead load to resist overturning. That's my $0.01 worth, Jeff Crosier, continuouS sill platE advocate --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [18.104.22.168]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id RAA00226 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 17:30:44 -0600 (CST) Received: from HN_ORA_14953_GW by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id va013203; Sat, 29 Mar 1997 15:21:09 -0800 From: croser(--nospam--at)s6.hninc.com Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 14:56:29 -0800 To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Posts on Sill Plates X-Mailer: TFS Gateway /220000000/221040519/221000855/220110081/ Message-Id: <23210917902327(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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