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- From: "Eli Grassley" <elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:04:16 -0800
I don’t see any reason to add a holdown at the transition in the case you describe (assuming you sister up the transition studs for the full shear wall capacity). What you really need to be looking at in your case is getting a proper top plate splice at the transition. Adding holdowns will effectively make this two separate shear walls, which it sounds like you are trying to avoid.
Thanks for your replies. Your responses have been great and I agree as well. The actual transition from 2x4 to 2x6 studs occurs along the length of the shearwall. My original question must have been confusing. Most likely, I would have a vertical 3x4 stud lag screwed (to develop shear capacity) to a vertical 3x6 stud and the plywood offset would occur at that transition between 4" and 6" studs. I believe you could consider this as one wall to define aspect ratio. The addition of a hold-down at the transition as Gerard indicated would be a good addition as well.
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