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Re: Minimum Nail Spacing

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I would use the NDS Commentrary, Table C11.1.5.6, although I'm not positive 
 it applies to plywood nailing,since it says the minimum spacing of nails 
is 15d if not prebored and that would result in a 10d common, (0.15" diam.) 
 having a minimum spacing of 2.25", more than the 2" allowed in plywood 
shear wall tables.

Larry Hauer, S.E.

-----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Goldbronn <jgoldbronn(--nospam--at)>
> Sent: Nov 26, 2013 7:22 AM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Minimum Nail Spacing
> Would anyone know of any reference to how close nails are allowed to be? 
> I have a situation where a framer spaced the nails so close that the 
> heads are physically touching one another.  These nails are part a 
> shearwall but I am not sure why they put the nails so close, the plans 
> called for 2" oc nailing around the edge.
> Any insight would be appreciated.
> Thank you,

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