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I thought that was  still in the building code? It was always 5% of any
dead load being supported. I've always interpreted the "positive
connection" as adding clips and straps where toe nails have previously
worked. Of course, the term as it applies to steel construction would be a
bit different.

On Friday, April 18, 2014, Tarek Mokhtar <Tarekmokhtar(--nospam--at)> wrote: 

> I think the ambiguity stems from the lack of definition of what defines
> positive, is it 10 pounds, 100, or a 1000?, is a single nail all what is
> needed or a few bolts? maybe it should be some percentage of the axial
> load, as you said, it is too broad
> Tarek Mokhtar, SE
> To a point I agree. The problem is "positive" is too broad a term.
>> Anything slightly stronger than a slip connection is "positive". Steve's
>> original
>> post sounds like an argument, between an owner/contractor/plan
>> reviewer/LAWYER, as to why there is a problem with a connection.
>> On Apr 17, 2014 8:23 PM, "Kulwant Brah" <bpce(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>> Our understanding of Positive connection is mechanical connection using
>>> bolts, nails, screws, nails etc., to resist/transfer loads or brace
>>> components
>>> (i.e. post base).
>>> It cannot be friction based connection. We always provide positive

David Topete, SE

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