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RE: 3X Plates and Washers on Intermediate Anchors

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Scott -

I was referring to the intermediate anchor bolts. I'm not suggesting that
one should omit the nuts on the hold down anchors (if any) at the ends of
the shear walls.

So, in theory, the uplift mechanism would be "cleaner" (i.e., no dispute
what anchors are resisting uplift) without nuts on the intermediate anchors.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.
Consulting Structural Engineers

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 2:28 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: 3X Plates and Washers on Intermediate Anchors


As a side note, I would believe the big issue with regards to not placing
the nuts and plate washers would be overall uplift on the wall.  If there
is net uplift, then those anchor bolts would be all that in theory
prevents the house from flying off to Oz.


Adrian, MI


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