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At 10:26 AM 4/2/98 -0500, Roger Turk wrote:
>Dennis,
>
>I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but I think that if Simpson had tested 
>their connections with their 1-1/2" nails, that they would have specified 
>"N10" nails in their tables, not 10d.
>
>Also, minimum embedment for full shear values is 12 diameters, which for a 
>10d common is 1.78 inches, otherwise, the shear value has to be reduced.  
>(1991 NDS 12.3.4)
>
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona
>
Look on page 6 of the 1998 simpson for the use of alternate nails.

Also on page 33 of the simpson catalog under installation 
2x carrying members use 10d x 1.5 nails to header 10d commons to joist and
reduce the load to .64 ot the table load.

John Buchanan