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Re: 16 ga staples for Roof Sheathing

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Is the new report available from ISANTA or ICBO?  Do you have an address or
phone number to get it?  Also, John can you clarify for this list server
what plywood grades tables in the UBC should be used when using OSB,
waferboard and particleboard?

Sam Love, P.E.
-----Original Message-----
From: John Rose <jrose36(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Friday, April 03, 1998 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: 16 ga staples for Roof Sheathing

>The new revised version of National Evaluation Service Report NER-272 is
>available.  A check can be made against lateral and withdrawal load
capacity for 8d
>common nails vs. staples (16 ga., or 15 ga. which are more readily
available than
>14 ga.) and fastener schedule revised accordingly, depending on what design
>condition is being evaluated.  Of course, this means extra (unpaid?) work
for the
>structural engineer.