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Re: Ridge Strip Vents

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Two possibilities:

Ignore the continuity and use unblocked diaphragm loads and thicker sheathing with more nailing. This has precedent.

Block every bay both sides to a notched LVL running lengthwise, which is then sheathed continuously on the bottom with vent holes at regular spacing. (This presumes no center truss kingpost web). I've never seen this done, but I presume the numbers could be made to work.

Mark Pemberton wrote:
Usually, I require ridge blocking at every other bay for diaphragm continuity where ridge strip vents are being used.  I have a client not allowing this.  What are other options for creating shear continuity across the vent gap?

Mark Pemberton, S.E.

Pemberton Engineering
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Davis, CA 95616

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