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Jim-

You mean there are seismic zones OTHER than 3 and 4?

:o)

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
V/F (949) 248-8588
San Juan Capistrano, CA
http://members.cox.net/ballense/

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Jim Persing [mailto:jpersing(--nospam--at)fhoarch.com]
:Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:43 PM
:To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:Subject: RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
:
:I think you are both right but Bill's response is more applicable to
the
:restrictions that the code applies to this type of construction.  But
it is
:only for seismic zones 3 & 4.
:
:Jim Persing, PE
:
:
:> -----Original Message-----
:> From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net]
:> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:33 PM
:> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:> Subject: RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
:>
:>
:> Reza-
:>
:> That makes sense to me, but why do you think that 2213.8.5 doesn't
:> apply?
:>
:> Regards,
:>
:> T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:> V/F (949) 248-8588
:> San Juan Capistrano, CA
:> http://members.cox.net/ballense/
:>
:> :-----Original Message-----
:> :From: Reza Dashti Asl [mailto:rezadashti(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
:> :Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:16 PM
:> :To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
:> :Subject: RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
:> :
:> :Bill,
:> :It probably falls under item 1.3. of table 16-N (Light steel-framed
:> bearing
:> :walls with tension-only bracing) with height limit of 65' and R=2.8
:> :
:> :Reza Dashti P.Eng
:> :Vancouver, BC
:> :
:> :>From: "Bill Allen" <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net>
:> :>Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
:> :>To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
:> :>Subject: RE: Strap Bracing for Metal Stud Wall
:> :>Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:26:20 -0700
:> :>
:> :>I don't want to open a can of worms (really I don't), but
:> isn't strap
:> :>bracing "tension only" bracing which does not satisfy UBC
2213.8.2.3
:> and
:> :>therefore 2213.8.5 applies (limited to 2 story bldgs and
:> design forces
:> :>must be multiplied by Omega_sub_o).
:> :>
:> :>Just curious.
:> :>
:> :>Regards,
:> :>
:> :>T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
:> :>V/F (949) 248-8588
:> :>San Juan Capistrano, CA
:> :>http://members.cox.net/ballense/
:> :>
:> :>:-----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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