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RE: diagonal sheathing

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James Allen wrote:

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>>See Western Woods Use Book. My version (copyright 1973) is not quite as old 
as I am, however, I am sure that the statics have not changed and I would not
search for software for assistance. The blocking problem does not seem too
tough to me, but without seeing a sketch of the details I won't offer advice.

James Allen, P.E.
Homer, AK

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From:   PeckEngineering(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:PeckEngineering(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent:   Thursday, December 16, 1999 2:55 PM
To:     seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject:        diagonal sheathing

Does anyone know how to determine the shear capacity of an existing diaphragm 
made from 1x6 diagonal sheathing? The building was built in 1960.

Also, what about engaging a roof diaphragm (diagonal sheathing) with new 
shear walls if the roofing is existing and will remain ( ie. no nails through 
the top into the blocking).<<

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Which is what I was going to recommend.  There is, however, a newer version 
out, available for about $60.00 (postage *included*) from WWPA.  This version 
is in a big 3-ring binder instead of being bound.  The only problem is --- 
where to put it!

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona