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From Buddy Showalter.........
Don't know if this one has been answered or not, but here's a link to some info that should help:

Also, on the APA website, there's a document called: "Technical Topics: Effect of Overdriven Fasteners On Shear Capacity" (Form TT-012).



John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Director, Technical Media

American Wood Council
Engineered and Traditional Wood Products
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

The American Wood Council (AWC) is the wood products division of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). AWC develops internationally recognized standards for wood design and construction. Its efforts with building codes and standards, engineering and research, and technology transfer ensure proper application for engineered and traditional wood products.
The guidance provided herein is not a formal interpretation of any AF&PA standard. Interpretations of AF&PA standards are only available through a formal process outlined in AF&PA's standards development procedures.

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:49 AM, Larry Hauer <lhauer(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Didn't see any message in the email rsponse you sent below. Would love to find where the info. is regarding over driving nails in plywood.
Thanks in advance,
Larry Hauer S.E.
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