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Re: WOOD: Wind Uplift on Rafters

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Jordan Truesdell, PE wrote:
At 12:04 PM 9/14/2004 -0500, you wrote:
Okay, this is a good point. I don't think my question was clear enough, but you answered it anyway.
If the wind load goes from the sheathing fasteners into the hurricane clips, how does it get there? Seems to me since the sheathing is nailed to the rafters, and the rafter is tied to the top plate by the hurricane clip, the answer is that the force goes THROUGH THE RAFTERS, right?

Naturally, the connections get designed for actual loads.  If you are in a high-wind area, you get to do the whole thing by hand (or computer) - that's why we get paid the big bucks ;-)
Okay, that's fair enough. I don't so much mind that I have to do the check, as I do that I might be missing something. Now that you mention it it DOES make sense that sheathing and sheathing attachments will more often be affected.

Well, in our area, the uplift is going to govern more often. So there ya go, problem solved.
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