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Re: Wood Construction Holdowns at Corners

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Gary :
It was first introduced by Simpson Strong-Tie Co. The holdown sits flush on the sill plate and connects to the post with  screws that are provide with the holdown.  You can also buy the screws separately.  The screws are 1/4 " dia. x 3."  They others sizes. Gone are the problems of overdrilled holes covered up by the holdown  itself and the deflection of wall before post engages as Tim alluded too.

Joe Venuti

Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs,  CA