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- Subject: Re: Wood - replacing sill plate of bearing shear walls
- From: <Parkerres(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 03:03:46 EDT
Tom - Unfortunately for your client, I think Option 1 (shore, remove and replace the sill plate) is the only feasible choice here despite the cost and incovenience. We have faced this same situation several times, and have always used Option 1. The problem with Option 2 is twofold. First, It really chops up your sill plate badly so that to get the required 2 bolts minimum per piece of sill plate requires bolts at 8" oc assuming studs at 16" oc. And this assumes that you don't care that the little bit of sill plate directly under the stud has no bolts. Second, the highest loaded portion of the sill is directly under the stud, and you are not even repairing this piece. Not a good idea, I'm afraid. All in all, I'd vote to go for Option 1. Don't forget to check whether or not you need to extend your shoring up all three stories. Also beware of cracking your ceiling with the shoring. Good luck, Bruce Resnick,SE Parker Resnick Str. Eng.
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