Would you verify this URL please. I could not get it to come up on my
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
http://www.dwg.com/vseg/secbc/Woodframe-Committee/Nailsta.html. I would
also suggest getting a copy of National Evalluation Report NER-272, it
gives information on several tested brands of nails and staples.
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