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- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re: Sub diaphragm cross ties
- From: Cmajose(--nospam--at)aol.com
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 14:16:27 EST
Luke, The use of top flanges to make "cross ties" does not appear to be a good solution unless there is small tie tension forces. Typically the joist manufacturer's have limits to the nail sizes and spacing allowed on their top flanges. If the tension can be safely carried with allowable nailing which includes the diaphragm nails into the flanges you may be ok. IMO I would not use the top flanges due to potential splitting and difficulty in making sure the carpenters would take proper care to get the nailing correct with diaphragm ply and the metal tie nailing. Jim Fruit, AIA Carl Mileff and Associates, Inc. Building Code Services.
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