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Re: Ledger to stud connection

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>The other good reason to shy away from lag screws is that in my
>experience, the smaller ones often break upon installation, right where
>the threads start
That argument generalizes to bolts and screws, too. Everyone wants to 
make sure they're tight, and 1/4 inch fasteners are ridiculously easy to 
twist off. I had a someone tell me he had people working for him who 
could twist the head off a 1/4 - 20 screw with their fingers. He was 
probably exaggerating a little, but not too much

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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