What about split rings welded at one point on the ring to the channel
(welded oposite the split)?
From: Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 3:59 PM
Subject: RE: Shear Flow
>At 01:06 PM 02/14/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>>I have had success strengthening some 25' span carpenter style roof
>>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.