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Bill, where do you find these factor for combining these hd forces?

Pat Clark
 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:42 AM
Subject: RE: Wood Construction Holdowns at Corners


> Why can't you use one hold down at the corner post?
> 
> Sure, you have to consider 1.0*Transverse loads + 0.3*Longitudinal loads
> and vice versa, but, IMO, it sure beats installing two hold downs.
> 
> The corner "post" could be the typical triple stud with the hold down
> mounted to the face of the stud. If the sheathing is attached to the
> triple studs in both directions, the hold down should also work as long
> as there is a load path from the sheathing to the hold down. If the hold
> down is a PHD with screws attached to only two studs, then the third
> stud has to be nailed to the other two to provide a load transfer. This
> should be easily accomplished by 16Ds at the same spacing as the shear
> wall edge nailing, but you need to check this out for yourself.
> 
> After all, the hold down doesn't know which way the shear force is
> acting, the post is just trying to lift off the foundation.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
> V/F (949) 248-8588
> San Juan Capistrano, CA
> 
> 
> 
> 
> :-----Original Message-----
> :From: Kestner, James W. [mailto:jkestner(--nospam--at)somervilleinc.com] 
> :Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 7:29 AM
> :To: SEAINT
> :Subject: Wood Construction Holdowns at Corners
> :
> :
> :We have typically always used separate holdowns for shear 
> :walls in each direction at corners. Is there a way to arrange 
> :studs at a corner to use only one holdown? 
> :
> :Jim K.
> :
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