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Would you verify this URL please.  I could not get it to come up on my



seaint(--nospam--at),Internet writes:
RE:  OSB vs. plywood

If the contractor is using a nail gun, over-driving should not be your only
concern.  Commonly used pneumatic nails have only 73% of the shear
resistance of "common" nails.  If they use staples instead of nails, the
orientation of the staple is important also.  For more information you can
visit the Structural Engineering Consultants of British Columbia web site at  I would
also suggest getting a copy  of National Evalluation Report NER-272, it
gives information on several tested brands of nails and staples.

Roger Davis
SDS Architects, Inc
205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703


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