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- Subject: Trackers
- From: "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 12:39:29 -0700
I am curious how
many of you have been specifying Tracker color-coded nail systems for you
shearwall and horizontal diaphragm nailing? I received information online from
Trackers (manufactured Halsteel) at www.gotrackers.com . I think it is a
good idea and found out that White Steel in my area carries their products or
can special order the nails. Obviously, I see the advantage in structural
observation of the shearwall panels when Trackers are used. They advertise a
tight tolerance in the nail shank and a common head area to insure proper area
contact and code compliance.
Please let me know
(and others) how you go about specifying the Tracker system and if you have luck
with contractors using what has been specified rather than substituting standard
Common Nails. Also, are their any other sources of competitive systems that
either color coat or mark the nail head for easy indentification as to the nail
size and depth.
I did notice that
both Simpson and USP connectors have Tracker colors listed in special pages of
their catalogs for all nailed connectors.
I'm interested in
your opinions and any feedback you received from the field.
Dennis S. Wish,