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Chuck,
We did not have any abnormal nail spacing for this project.  It is a large 
senior assisted, single story building with very little high load 
shearwalls or diaphragms.  Just for some reason the contractor put too many 
 nails in some of the shearwalls.  My concern was that the sheathing and 
studs were compromised because of the tight spacing.  But if the studs do 
not show signs of splitting what defines too tight of a spacing?  I imagine 
 that even if the studs are not split, having too many nails would hurt the 
 cyclic capacity of the wall.  Not sure about that but just a guess.

Joe

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On 
Behalf Of Joe Venuti Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 6:32 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Minimum Nail Spacing

What spacing do you want for the drag load or Diaph. Boundary?

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On 
Behalf Of Joseph Goldbronn Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:58 PM To: 
seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Minimum Nail 
Spacing

Thank you all.  I went with the replace option and told the contractor to 
go easy on the trigger next time.

Joe Goldbronn

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On 
Behalf Of T.William (Bill) Allen, S.E. Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 
10:34 AM To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] 
Minimum Nail Spacing

I agree with Chuck.

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