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Re: FASTENERS: Plymetal Teks

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Does the roof deck have to be plywood?  If not, there is a roof company that
has done tests for their light gauge metal roof attached to light gauge
purlins spaced at 4'-0" on center.  Their number is 800-527-4035 and the
product is loadmaster.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen, S.E. <Bill(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 3:14 PM
Subject: FASTENERS: Plymetal Teks

>I am designing a structure such that I cannot find any "Code" values for a
>fastener. I am designing a one story structure with 3/4" plywood roof
>sheathing and light gauge (16 and 18) purlins at 4'-0". I need a fastener
>with a fluted head that has some kind of shear value attaching 3/4" plywood
>to 16 or 18 gauge metal. The shear wall tables in the 1997 UBC do not work
>since one of the requirements are that the "studs" have to be at 24" or
>less. I have already contacted ITW Buildex, Compass International, Grabber
>International (via Angeles Metal Systems) and no one seems to have data
>I can use. If anyone out there has any specification with "Code" loads, I
>would be most appreciative.
>Bill Allen