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RE: Fastener for presure treated wood

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Good question, I don't think the code writers intended for sill plate
anchors to be galvanized, however, I have seen school district inspectors
enforce galvanized nails to the sill plates of shear walls.

|~|-----Original Message-----
|~|From: YI [mailto:YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com]
|~|Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 2:09 PM
|~|To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
|~|Subject: Fastener for presure treated wood
|~|
|~|
|~|In UBC97 2304A.3, third paragraph:
|~|
|~|Fasteners for pressure-preservative treated and fire-retardant
|~|treated wood shall be of hot-dipped zinc coated galvanized, stain-less
|~|steel, silicon bronze or copper.
|~|
|~|It seems to me that according to the code, all the nailings for
|~|the bottome
|~|edge of wall sheathing need to be nailed to the sill plate
|~|(usually pressure
|~|treated) with galvanized nails, and the anchor bolts for the
|~|sill plate need
|~|to have galvanized anchor bolts too.  In the last buidling (wood) I saw,
|~|before it's sheeted inside, I don't recall seeing any galvanized anchor
|~|bolts or galvanized nails at the bottom edge of wall sheathing.
|~|
|~|
|~|Anyone has any comment on that?  Thanks.
|~|
|~|Yi Yang
|~|Santa Rosa, CA
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