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Thanks to all!


----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Morris <davem(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: mtl stud/pw

> >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
> There are also three manufacturers who have obtained ICBO evaluation
> 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