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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 06 Aug 1997 13:54:51 GMT
At 10:38 PM 4/3/97 -0500, you wrote: > I am refering to residential wood frame construction, with plywood >shear panels. > Typically, on the plans, i see a top plate shear transfer detail that >shows a plywood panel edge nailed to the upper plate ( wood 2 x 4 ) of the >double top plate then a simpson a35 to a block above. > While performing structural observation today i see a problem that must >be common: The plywood panel is 8'tall-1/8". The wood wall is 8'-1" ( >92-1/4" studs ). With a minimum !/2" ( even 3/8 " ) the top edge nails are >either in the crack between the two top plates or in the bottom top plate >that may ( probably ) not have appropriate shear transfer to the upper top >plate and the a-35 above. > If the nails are angled, they must be over/under penetrating the plies >by the nailhead. > > Since this is such a common condition , i would appreciate any thoughts >on this detail. > This may be hard to understand in this text but next time you observe >the top plate edge nailing of an 8' shear panel you may see what i mean. > > Tom Harris, SE > Thousand Oaks, CA Tom, I have seen this condition too. The way one can deal with it is by nailing the plywood to the bottom plate and nailing both plates together with 16d at edge nailing spacing staggered. It may not be the cheapest solutution but may be the easiest. Regards, Sasha Itsekson Huntington Design Associates, Inc. Oakland, CA --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [126.96.36.199]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id MAA27036 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Fri, 4 Apr 1997 12:08:19 -0600 (CST) Received: from astsoft.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id la016469; Fri, 4 Apr 1997 09:53:06 -0800 Received: from hdesign.astsoft.com (port3.astsoft.com [188.8.131.52]) by doorstop (8.6.12/8.6.9) with SMTP id JAA14680 for <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>; Fri, 4 Apr 1997 09:51:37 -0800 Message-Id: <184.108.40.206.19970404095354.371fb0ea(--nospam--at)bayweb.net> X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.1 (16) Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 09:53:54 To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org From: Alexander Itsekson <engineers(--nospam--at)huntingtondesign.com> Subject: Re: plywood shear transfer detail In-Reply-To: <970403223718_-1537027868(--nospam--at)emout17.mail.aol.com> Mime-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" 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 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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