From: Rick Burch <rburch(--nospam--at)conterra.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 15:42:14 -0500
> I always make sure that there is some amount of vertical shear capacity at the
> ridge to resist the tendency toward discontinuity -- this is more important
> than the strap across the ridge that many engineers include in their design.
I don't remember if this thread was originally related only to wood
construction or not, but in any case, what types of connections have you
used at the ridge? I am thinking specifically of the cases of metal deck
on sloped bar joist roofs and plywood on wood trusses or wood rafters,
both with a 2" to 4" gap at the ridge for a continuous ridge vent. This
question has been asked on seaint before (i.e., ridge vents in diaphragm
roofs), but I don't remember any good answers. This made me wonder if
perhaps ridge vents are not typically used in California?