No. There is an ICBO report by the Gypsum Association for Gyp shear walls
George Richards, P.E.
From: Jason Kilgore [mailto:jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 8:07 AM
Subject: Wood Screws
A while back someone posted that #8 sheetrock screws were *NOT* acceptable
as structural screws. The reasons given made sense.
Would this apply to gypsum shear walls?
Does anyone know of a reference for using screws in sheathing applications?
Jason W. Kilgore, P.E.
Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.