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Adding nail values to bolt values

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Can bolt values in a timber connection be added to nail values in the same connection?  I have a connection where existing nailing is not adequate per calculated allowable nail values.  I can add bolts to the connection easier than nails due to the size of side members and a worry about splitting the main member from too many nails but only if the bolt and nail values are addative.


J. Grill


Joseph R. Grill, P.E. (Structural)

Shephard - Wesnitzer, Inc.

Civil Engineering and Surveying

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