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Smaller nail size for field nailing ok?

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Title: Smaller nail size for field nailing ok?

Everyone:

For a wood panel shearwall is it acceptable to use smaller nails in the field and still use a larger edge nail size to determine the allowable unit shear?

Thanks.

Scott M. Haan P.E.
Chief of Building Inspections

Municipality of Anchorage
Development Services  Department
Mission Statement:  Guide safe construction and responsible development for the community.