From: Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:04:15 -0800
At 01:06 PM 02/14/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>I have had success strengthening some 25' span carpenter style roof trusses
>using steel plates and timber rivets. We lifted the truss prior to adding
>the timber rivets. There has been a string line on a few trusses, and they
>have not moved in over a year. I wonder if timber rivets would work for
>wood-steel plate composite beams?
I'm not familiar with timber rivets, but if they work without slipping
through thin air, and preferrably install with a preload-tight fit, they
might well work.
I wonder if they would work to connect hold-down devices to wood framing in
Charles O. Greenlaw.