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Re: High-load plywood shear walls

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How about a braced frame?  You are already setting steel.

Mike O'

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jake Watson <jwatson(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 7:43 PM
Subject: Re: High-load plywood shear walls

> I may be able to shorten the wall if I can get the shear strength up. 
> It may only need to be 26' tall if I can get over 2klf out of the wall. 
> (This is one of those really strange conditions.)  Uplift will still be
> an issue though.
> T/C = 26'*25*kip/11*ft = 60 kips = not fun.
> I may need to look at other options..... :(
> Jake Watson, E.I.T.
> Salt Lake City,UT