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Tim:
 
 I will think about it tonight. Bill made the point of the excessive fasteners already.
 
My opinion is this is way to much load for a stud wall; I don't care what the allowable numbers are.  It should have been a steel frame; my first choice, 8
6" or 8" CMU or 5 hardy frames anything but wood.
 
Can you send a pdf of the sill condition 
 
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA