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RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall

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Choose a strap size and thickness and check it for tension.
Determine the screw size and quantity based on their shear value versus
applied force.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 8:39 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
> 
> 
> I have a metal stud wall that can't have plywood sheathing due to fire
> rating.  I want to use metal strap ties.  Simpson has a 
> catalog for light
> gage steel connectors that shows wonderful pictures throughout of
> diagonal strap bracing on metal studs.  The catalog doesn't have any
> information on the strap bracing.  Anybody know a source of literature
> for strap bracing with design loads?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Rich
> 
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