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’97 NDS, Section says, “Design values for mixed fastener connections shall be based on tests or other analysis (see”

Section says essentially the same thing.  “Other analysis” is not defined.  Kind of a non-definite answer.


Bob Garner, S.E.


From: Joe Grill [mailto:jgrill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 2:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Adding nail values to bolt values


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

1146 W. Hwy 89A Suite B

Sedona, AZ  86340

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