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Strenth and Stiffness of 1x diagonal floor sheathing??

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

There are strength and stiffness values in the Wind and Seismic Standard on the AWC website:

See Table 4.2C.



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Subject: Strenth and Stiffness of 1x diagonal floor sheathing??
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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.
Consulting Structural Engineers
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