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Re: Ring Shank Nails

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ICBO used to have a document available, NER 272 which contained diaphragm 
and shear wall values for different sheathing thicknesses and nail types. 
I believe they included deformed shank nails.  However, I don't know if it 
is still accepted or it might be listed by a different designation.


Joseph Grill

> On Apr 6, 2015, at 10:09 AM, Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)> wrote:
> In the shear wall tables of the 2009 IBC they specifically list common 
> nails and give the required minimum diameter and length. 
>> On 4/5/2015 7:47 AM, Thor Tandy wrote:
>> I was asked recently if ring shank nails are usable in shear wall design. 
>> They have a smaller shank thank smooth but the thread is said to provide
>> better withdrawal capacity .?
>> Any comment?  If they are usable what equivalent shank diameter would one 
>> use to compare the performance?
>> Thanks
>> Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE, FEC
>> Victoria, BC
>> Canada
>> Email:  <mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)> vicpeng(--nospam--at)
>> hst_ngc4414_9925Please consider the environment before printing out this
>> e-mail
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