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I don't have them available at the moment, but footnotes in the NDS tables,
I believe, have spacing requirements for fill and reduced nailing values.
I'm not sure of an absolute minimum other than to prevent splitting. Maybe
someone else has their reference handy.
On Nov 26, 2013 10:25 AM, "Joseph Goldbronn" <jgoldbronn(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> 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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