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I am not sure if the referred section pertains to, and answers, the original question about the wind.   What it says is that you shall not connect the deck to the main structure of the building by anything that poorly resists tension. 
Steve Gordin, SE
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    Found it.


IBC 1604.8.3 Decks


"Where supported by attachment to an exterior wall, decks shall be positively anchored to the primary structure and designed for both vertical and lateral loads as applicable.  Such attachment shall not be accomplished by the use of toenails or nails subject to withdrawal......."




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Subject: nails in withdrawal to resist wind uplift?



Is there anything in the IBC or NDS or anywhere that says nails in withdrawal shall not be used for wind uplift? 



Scott Haan.

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