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Re: SStud: Need opinions about residential construction andsteelstud shearwall

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Those metal tension straps are NEVER installed tight that I've seen. To
activate the straps in tension, how far does the top plate have to deflect?
Too far It seems to me. Regardless of failure mode of plywood, it has to be
better than those flimsy straps.

            Monte Griffiths, RCE