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Re Re: Fw: Shearwall bottom plate
- To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
- Subject: Re Re: Fw: Shearwall bottom plate
- From: "Tim Rudolph, PE" <pinyonengineering(--nospam--at)direcway.com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 18:14:07 -0800
The house is near Mammoth Lakes with a 95 psf
snow load keep 1/3 of snow for seismic in seismic zone 4 type B less than
2km so about 19% lateral force of the DL
The wall is 19.5' long at the interior of the
structure. shared with the garage so the rim and PT sill is exposed on one
side to nail to so I really am concerned about the shear transfer from one
side from the shear panel into the plate ( the design into the floor
system and to the plate is correct) and into the under floor blocking to
the PT sill.
The PT silll is 3x8 and properly designed and
The wall studs are 2x8 with 3x8's at the
panel joints with simpson TDS hold downs 1" dia all thread with double 3x8
Too much force for a hardy frame
I visited the site prior to any shear panel
nailing, only a framed wall an a second floor system on
How long is the shear wall ?
What is the capacity of the 2x sill at the foundation ? Shear per
2x4 or 2x6 studs ?
What width is the foundation sill ? 2x ?
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