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RE: Discontinuous Shear Wall (Mr. Bryson and Mr. Merrick)

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The safety factor on wood or gypsum sheathing is much larger than that
for an anchor bolt in a holdown, something like 3. Therefore, the
holdowns probably would fail first before the sheathing.

Michael Bryson, SE

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From: Eliseo Arellano [mailto:eliseoas(--nospam--at)earthlink.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 11:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Discontinuous Shear Wall (Mr. Bryson and Mr. Merrick)


Thanks Mr. Bryson for the information. Couldn't be more clear. thanks
again. What do you think about Mr. Merrick's oppinion?
Mr. Merrick after doing more research, I would agree with you. But Mr.
Bryson Makes a good point.
don't you think?

Eliseo Arellano

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