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Re: 3/8 inch shear panels -Reply

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For shear wall with uplift forces around 5 to 6 kips may not be a problem for
the holdown device.  The problem, however, are usually with the holdown anchor
bolts and required edge distance.  

Allowable service load (building code table 19-e) for a typical 5/8" dia anchor
bolt embedded in f'c of 2500psi with 3-3/4 edge distance is 1500 lbs.  The
shearwall and holdown device may not fail, but the anchorage certainly will.

City of LA
Building Dept.