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RE: Wood Construction Holdowns at Corners

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Another HUGE advantage of PHDs over HDs are reduced deflections.
The "loose" installation of HDs really affects that d_sub_a term.
T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
V/F (949) 248-8588
San Juan Capistrano, CA
-----Original Message-----
From: Seth W. Cutler [mailto:seth(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 10:31 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Wood Construction Holdowns at Corners

Also, The inside stud would have to be countersunk if you use the HD or HDA holdowns with thru bolts. If you countersink those bolts, I would guess that you loose the value of the countersunk stud? I guess that is why the PHD's are a good solution.

One solution we have when using HD or HDA's is to use a carriage bolt.  Though we have switched over to PHD'S OR HDQ8's if we can get away with it.  Slightly higher cost per piece but faster/cheaper to install.

Jim K.