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Re: Fastener for presure treated wood

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Yi,

There is language in previous code editions that exempt sill plate
connectors as long as they are above grade and not exposed.  I don't believe
it is the intention of any code writers to have changed this.

Jeff Coronado, S.E.
West Covina, CA


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From: "YI" <YI(--nospam--at)summit-sr.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 2:09 PM
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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