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Is he not just asking you to verify the wind suction perpendicular to your wall will not rip off the sheathing or cause the nails to withdraw?


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From: erik gibbs [mailto:erik.gibbs(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 11:37 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Out of Plane shearwall Loading


I got a plan check correction on a 2 story residence asking me to design shearwalls for in plane as well as "out of plane" loading. In plane loading is obvious but what about out of plane loading? Has anyone else recieved this question before?