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RE: Sole plate nailing

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You used to be able to take a reduction in the nail allowable shear pro rata on the embedment down to 50% embedment. Less than 50% has no value.
 
Mark E. Deardorff, S.E.
Structural Engineer
Burkett & Wong Engineers
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Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:14 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Sole plate nailing

When a sole plate for a wall is nailed to a wood floor, is the plywood on the joist or rim joist considered a part of the nail penetration or does the required penetration have to be into the joist or rim joist? UBC requires 16d's but with a 15/32" or 19/32" plywood floor diaphragm and a 1.1/2" sole plate, the 1.94" (12*D, NDS) required penetration into the joist is not met. NDS 12.3.4 specifies the penetrations is "..into the main member.."
S.Macie, P.E.
SLO,CA




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