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Re: 3/8" Plywood shear values on metal studs.

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It used to be kosher to use drywall and stucco shearwalls.  And now they're
taboo.  3/8" would give one the hebee gebees after Northridge.  Let's all
design the walls according to their relative flexural and shear rigidities and
limit the H:W to reasonable values as well.  This, along with 15/32" five ply
struct.I and 10d commons should solve the problem

Ted Beckwith