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RE: Steel deflection track on wood walls

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You can use a Simpson STC/STCT/DTC clip attached to a nailer on the underside of the steel beam. 


Doug Mayer, S.E.

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From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 11:52 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Steel deflection track on wood walls


How is a wood partition wall detailed such that it cannot accidently act as a bearing wall?  I'm contemplating a steel deflection track over the top of the wood wall.  I'm sure it would work, but the carpenters might ask why I missed something obvious.


The top of the wall sets directly under a parallel steel beam.


Jim Wilson

Stroudsburg, PA