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Re: 3/8 inch shear panels

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Robert,

Simpson has tested values approved by ICBO in excess of 10,000#.

I have personally observed these tests and know the values to be correct.  The
final problem is a concrete grade beam or large footing to resist the uplift
loads.  A simple analysis.  These holdowns have been used for years and
performed well in properly design structures.

Brian Dunagan, P.E.