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I have a roof diaphragm that is framed with 2x10's @ 16" o/c laid
perpendicular to a shear wall. The 2x10's are connected to radius Glu-Lam
Beams and follow a 31'-6" radius.
How do I frame a shear wall to the bottom of the blocked 2x10's? Here is my
thought. Can anyone suggest a better method?

1. 4x solid block the 2x10's continuously,
2. From a horizontal beam (with an existing stud wall below the beam) extend
cripple studs (panel will be from 24" to 6'-0" tall based on the radius)
from the beam below to the blocking above.
3. block the studs (compression block) below the 2x10's and secure the stud
flat block to the 4x blocking between the rafters.
4. Install a continuous strap from above the roof diaphragm and secure it
for the required length of drag to the blocking with appropriately sized
nails - nailing through the plywood sht'g and into the blk'g.
5. sheath the shear panel from the mudsill of the wall below the beam up to
and over the flat blocking between the pony wall studs - including nailing
of the plywood to the beam separating the pony wall from the existing stud
bearing wall below.

Does this sound like it will properly transfer shear from the diaphragm down
to the foundation? I believe the strapping above the diaphragm will repair
the discontinuity lacking in the stud blocking.

Anyone have a better suggestion???? Please help as soon as you can.

Thanks in advance.
Dennis

Dennis S. Wish PE
La Quinta, California
wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com

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