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I agree with Chuck.

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
University of Southern California, M.S.C.E., 1983
University of Texas at El Paso, B.S.C.E., 1977

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-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Chuck Utzman Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:23 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Minimum Nail Spacing

The plans should have specified staggering the nails into rows .5" apart.
At this point the damaged studs & plywood will split along your nailing.
If there is enough room left on the studs & sills for proper nailing you 
could possibly renail--but seriously doubt it. I think you will have to 
tear it all out & start over. Chuck Utzman, PE

On 11/26/2013 8:42 AM, Andrew Kester wrote:
> Nail heads are almost touching? I don't care what a table says, I
> would make them rip that out. I would not trust splitting of the 2x or
> the swiss cheese edges of the plywood...
> Andrew Kester, PE
> Florida
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Polhemus, William
> <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>wrote:
>> My fingers aren't that fat, and my phone is smarter than I.
>> And therein lies the problem.

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