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10d nails for plywood sheathing

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Re: Dennis' request for opinions regarding 10d nails for plywood sheathing
nailing.  If I can't develop the necessary shear strength by edge-nailing
plywood sheathing to 2x studs with 8d @4", I look for another means of
achieving the needed bracing strength.  I'd even prefer to have slightly over-
loaded 8d @ 4" nailing to using closer nail spacing or larger nails in order
to "make it figure".  I'm concerned about the tendancy to split the stud
induced by heavy nailing.  

Nels Roselund
Structural Engineer