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Can you send me the reference for the article you are referring to?

On 1/23/2013 7:49 AM, Mark Johnson wrote:
Thanks Scott.  I recently read an article about the combined  effect of
using gun nails and fabricating wet is about a 50% reduction. Always blows me away.


--- On Fri, 1/18/13, Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Nails etc. in Wet Wood
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Date: Friday, January 18, 2013, 12:07 PM

The reduction actually varies depending on the circumstances and connector type, but 30% is nominally correct. I will note that "circumstances" that I refer to are either "at time of fabrication" or "in-service" in the 2005 NDS (and I assume the 2012 NDS, but have not checked recently). Thus, the NDS does consider more that just at fabrication. I suppose the one way to deal with the concern is to do what contractors

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