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Re: screwed wood diaphragms

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Yes, there are about a half-dozen ICBO ES reports for self-drilling screws used
in diaphragm and shear wall applications. Most have values equivalent to 8d
common nails.  Contact the ICBO web site, or APA Help Desk (tel. 253-620-7400) or
help(--nospam--at)www.apawood.org. for more info.
John Rose/APA

PFFEI(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> are there published values for plywood shear walls and diaphragms constructed
> using screws instead of nails?  is it acceptable to use the published nailed
> values for screws having similar diameter and embedment ?
>
> paul franceschi s.e.
>