To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: STRUCTURAL QUESTION
From: "Baltar, Joseph P SPK" <JBaltar(--nospam--at)spk.usace.army.mil>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 08:21:11 -0700
Sounds like a diaphragm deflection problem. Dividing the diaphragm by means
of a drag strut at midspan, or adding a short shear wall perpendicular to
the deflected wall might help reduce further
From: vicpeng [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)vtcg.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 08:31
Subject: Re: STRUCTURAL QUESTION
Some more details please.
History of use? Occupancy definition?
Member sizes and condition?
Roof rafter slip or deflection?
Connection details? i.e. # of nails etc?
Are you sure the other walls are secure?
Conclusion? Stand back and get a qualified person to inspect it and provide
opinion(s) or recommendation(s) for restoration/repair.
Thor Tandy P.Eng MCSCE
From: TahirQ(--nospam--at)aol.com <TahirQ(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 8:20 PM
Subject: STRUCTURAL QUESTION
>I have a 30'x30' wood structure. There are 3 walls 2 exterior and one
>interior to support rafters and ceiling beams.
>The problem is one of the exterior 8' high wall is tilted(bowed) out side
>the top about 1" in the middle. All the rafters and ceiling beams are tied
>on the wall with nails.
>The questions is DO WE NEED TO FIX IT OR DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. WHAT COULD
>THE PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE? It is not easy to fix it or is there an easy
>to fix it.
>Any suggestions will be appreciated.