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Aren't the walls connected at the footing? As the shear wall tries to
uplift, it is resisted by some trib. length of the perpendicular wall,
footing, etc. The transfer mechanism would be through shear in the
perpendicular footing at the intersection of the shear wall and the
perpendicular wall. Even if using a working stress shear capacity of
1.1*sqrt(f'c)*1.33=65 psi or about 9,400 lbs for a single story residential
footing. Now you KNOW I'm an old geezer when I reference WSD for
concrete!!! The point is, I don't believe you need any special connection
at the wood framed section of the wall to consider the perpendicular wall
contributory to the resistance of overturning. This should also apply at

Bill Allen

> You would have to connect the perp. wall to the V-wall adaquately to
> the load.  Also connection of the perp. wall to foundations is critical.
>  Tough to do with wood.....
> Bill Thorpe, SE

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