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Re: Strenth and Stiffness of 1x diagonal floor sheathing??

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I don't have ready access to it  (it stored away in my files somewhere)  but the "ABK" report has test data on the performance of diagonal 1x sheathing.   Maybe I can dig it up or pulse one of my other sources.

Additionally Gerry Pardoen & I (with others) did some large (16 x 20 or so) redwood diagonally sheathed diaphragms.  I don't think I have a copy of the report.  But maybe Gerry has access to it.


On 10/2/07, Bill Allen <T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I'm working on an existing building built in Orange County around 1920 (or so). I need to determine the strength and stiffness of the floor diaphragm.


I know that the four term APA equation probably doesn't apply, but if not that, then what should I use instead?




T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.


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