Requirements for square washers only apply to sill (foundation) plates in
seismic zones 3&4 (section 1806.6.1). Other applications need not have
Ben Yousefi, SE
San Jose, CA
From: Bill Allen [SMTP:Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 1:48 PM
Subject: Cut Plate Washers
Based on the 1997 UBC, we now have to specify 2" sq. x 3/16" cut
washers at anchorbolts for wood shear walls.
Does that mean that round washers are, all of a sudden, no good?
same area, etc?
What about connecting a wood plate/nailer to the top of a CMU wall?
I have a
3x nailer with anchorbolts dapped into them. Of course, the dap is
by counterboring a hole which is round. Can I use a round washer for
Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Laguna Niguel, CA