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Re: mtl stud/pw

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>What reference material is available for plywood sheating on metal studs
for shear panels?

UBC Chapter 22, Division VIII has values for plywood screwed to steel studs.

There are also three manufacturers who have obtained ICBO evaluation reports
for plywood sheathing attached to steel studs with pneumatic driven pins.
They are:
        ET and F Fastening Systems, Solon OH           ER-4144
        Paslode, Vernon Hills IL                       ER-5380
        Duo-Fast Corporation, Huntley IL               ER-5299

The first company we became aware of that had tested these assemblies was
called Aerosmith Inc. who is no longer listed by ICBO.  They were able to
send us the testing reports for the verifications work they had done.  I
would hope that the others could do the same.  The advantage of the pins
come in heavy gage construction where driving screws is difficult.

Dave Morris
Endex Engineering
Corvallis, Oregon