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Re: RE: Improving Shear Capacity of Existing Plywood Sheathed Shear Walls

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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.
Richmond CA

In a message dated 2/2/01 5:50:39 PM, dennis.wish(--nospam--at) 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.  >>