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From: FSRahbar(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:FSRahbar(--nospam--at)aol.com]

How difficult is it to correct a shear wall anyway? They can add a
hundred
nails in three minutes, add new anchor bolt in five minutes, etc. Why
should
anyone be responsible for such easy fixes?

What is the code violation?

F S Rahbar, SE


[Dennis Wish] But they can also eliminate holddowns on all braced panels
that conform to a 2:1 aspect ratio. There is no requirement in the
prescriptive (conventional construction) provisions of the code that
make it mandatory to install or check a wall for uplift.
They decrease the spacing of the nailing, but without the holddowns
(tension connections) the walls will rock - worst case, they will fail
in shear.

Dennis



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