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The straps have been used for bridging, but not for blocking of which I am 

Regards, Harold Sprague

> From: mk(--nospam--at)
> Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:14:04 +0000
> Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Wood Shearwall Blocking
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> I agree with Chuck here and would not recommend to replace 2 x horizontal
> blocking with some metal hardware. Another thing that should be looked at
> is the thermal bridging as it would occur if you use metal straps. 
> Thermal conductivity of metal is several times greater than that of wood.
> Mansoor Khan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of Chuck Utzman Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:20 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Wood Shearwall Blocking
> I would be very doubtful that such a connection could properly restrain
> the plywood panels against rotation. IMO the result would be, at best,

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