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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Davis [mailto:rdavis(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 9:00 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: WOOD CONNECTOR: Prying Force
> You could refer to AISC ASD 9, Page 4-89.  It might help depending on the
> configuration of your bracket.  I would think this would be a very
> conservative approach since I think the lag screw withdrawl capacity would
> be exceed before "prying force" would become relevant.

I've thought about this and you're right. In fact, I think the far greater
degree of "give" of wood-connected parts would negate any real tendency for

Thanks for your input (and everyone else's). This is the greatest resource I
could ever imagine.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

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