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Thank you for sharing this report. It is certainly an eye opener.  
Samir Y. Ghosn, P.E.
harris & Associates
At 01:44 PM 12/31/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>             According to the report the ultimate capacity of the  tested
>metal plate connections is less than what is determined by accepted 
>industry standards (ANSI/TPI 1995). This resulted in plate peeling and
>tooth  withdrawal. (You can review the report at
>           I will most
>likely have at  least two trusses tested to twice the live load to insure
>their  performance.   Any input will be GREATLY appreciated.   Happy New
>Year (Go Buckeyes!)   Chris Meyer, EIT

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