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RE: Gang Nail Attachment Plates

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If it is IBC 2006, you should be able to look up the manufacturer and go to the appropriate ICC ESR.  The trusses and/or connector plates should be marked. 
A good guide for inspection and compliance is offered by the Truss Plate Institute:

Regards, Harold Sprague


Subject: Gang Nail Attachment Plates
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 07:54:36 -0400
From: mStuart(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

Does anyone know the best way to determine the capacity of an in-place, existing gang nail connector?


I have an existing pole barn with fabricated wood trusses I have to certify is compliant with IBC 2006.


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