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RE: Wood - replacing sill plate of bearing shear walls

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If there's water damage to the sills, I don't see No. 2 as an option.
The rot in the remaining portion of sill could spread to the new lumber,
not a good situation at all!

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> From: 	Tom Chiu[SMTP:Tomchiu(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: 	Monday, June 29, 1998 7:22 PM
> To: 	seaoc
> Subject: 	Wood - replacing sill plate of bearing shear walls
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> Have anyone ever replaced the sill plate of an exterior bearing shear
> wall? It's a 10 years old multi-unit apartment building with water
> damage in some nonbearing and bearing wall's sill plate and rusted
> anchor bolts. I have the following options:
> 
> 1.  Temporarily shore the bearing shearwall, remove and replace the
> damaged sill plate with 3x plate and new Hilti-HSL bolts, add plywood
> sheathing at the inside face of the wall.  This option could be
> expansive.
> 
> 2.  Cut sill plate between bearing studs and install new 3x plates
> with
> new studs nailed to existing studs and add hilti-HSL bolts. The new
> sheathings will be nailed to the new sill plate pieces and the new
> studs.  This option seems to be cheaper and avoid temporary shoring. 
> Note that there are 3 stories on top of this wall and fully occupied.
> 
> I would appreciate if anyone can provide comment, Thanks.
>