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RE: Nails etc. in Wet Wood

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As Scott indicated an approximate reduction of 30% may be correct, but I
have a hard time believing it is true. If you install lumber at 20% 
moisture content at time of installation by the time the structure is ready 
 for drywall; you will probably be around 10-12% moisture content. This 
process may take 1-3 months. If is not raining every day or below  freezing 
 the wood will dry out. Especially in the southern half of our country.

Joe Venuti

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
Behalf Of Drew Morris
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:58 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Nails etc. in Wet Wood

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.
> MJ
> --- 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

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