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RE: Ring Shank Nails

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I remember that from my carpentry days Chuck. If you don't strike a nail
centered on the head it will probably bend some.  Most nails can be bent
back close to vertical a few times and be driven in to place. If you bend a
Ring shank nail you are best to abandoned it and try another nail location.
If it didn't already break at bend radius it will  snap off  if you try to

Joe Venuti

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
Behalf Of Chuck Utzman
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 7:09 PM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Ring Shank Nails

The old load values were developed from "static", one direction, load tests. 
 (which is how we wound up with GWB shearwall sheathing). After observing
many shearwall failures in earthquakes, we moved into cycled load testing.
One thing that became apparent was that nail ductility was much more
important than we had realized.
One of the great virtues of sheathed shearwalls is their damping ability.
If you are really curious about the difference between smooth shanks & ring
shanks, get a vice and a hammer and try bending them back and forth a few
times. I suspect you will be shocked.
Chuck Utzman, P.E.

On 4/6/2015 11:58 AM, Joseph Gmail wrote:
> 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.
> Respectfully,

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