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Re: Out of Plane Wall Anchorage

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In a message dated 12/2/99 6:42:36 PM, jwatson(--nospam--at) writes:

<< Why increase the member size while decreasing the force????

Jake Watson E.I.T.
Salt Lake City, UT >>

The 3x requirement really came from use in panelized roof diaphragms, not 
trusses.  The idea is that heavy double nailing on top of the diaphragm at 
the plywood sheathing joint is already pushing the use of a 2x4 subpurlin 
(for example).  Now drill a few holes in it for a HD or a CT at your wall 
connection and you have Swiss Cheese.

Howard Silverman
Covert Operations, Inc.