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Re: Wood Shear Wall Top Plate Shear Transfer

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It is the unit shear from the diaphragm that is to be transfered into the top plates.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: Wood Shear Wall Top Plate Shear Transfer

if the dbl top plate is continuous, then the nailing of the sheathing to the dbl top plate takes care of the shear transfer.  The top plate must be adequately spliced along its length for the collector load.  If light-framed, omega level forces are not used.  hth.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Michel Blangy <mblangy(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Hi David,
Double top plate collector continuous over the wall and extending the full length of the building.
Is the collector continuous over the wall?  If "collector" is discontinuous (i.e. blocking o/ wall), you still need a tension strap for force transfer, but connectors from blocks to top plate.  what are you asking?

David Topete, SE

David Topete, SE