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Re: Wood Shear Wall Studs < 2x4

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I do not believe that the codes require 3/8-inch edge distance for nails
into the studs, just that the nails are "firmly embedded" in the studs.
This is tough enough to do with the 3/8-inch edge distance for sheathing
nails.  For serious shear walls I require not 3x, but 4x studs at panel

Thor Matteson

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