How is the heavy concentration of existing and new nails handled at the top
and bottom plates? Seems like there would be a pretty significant
possibility of splitting.
Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
In a message dated 2/2/01 5:50:39 PM, dennis.wish(--nospam--at)gte.net writes:
<< 3. I believe that there have been tests to increase the capacity of walls
adding a second layer of sheathing (assumed to be staggered from the lower
layer so that edge nailing occurs where the field nailing exists in the
lower panel. >>