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Re: Perforated shear wall uplift

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Bob:
 
That is one reason why we don't use strap type holdowns any more. It is HTT22 or PHD's only.
 
I have seen to far to many straps corroded away after five years or so.  Watering may make the area green but the walls may rock and roll when the EQ happens.
 
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA