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Re: WARNING against using Staples in shear walls/diaphragms

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I'm with Ben. The performance the these walls is mainly determined by the fasteners & good tiedowns. Ductility, damping, moisture resistance all argue for nice fat nails. Just don't split the framing (& I've disassembled enough of them to feel OK with 10d shorts at 6" o.c. in 2x framing). The only time I'd consider staples is in a remedial situation where more nails might cause splitting. But YMMV.
Chuck Utzman, P.E.

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