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- Retrofit Work
- It may be difficult to install 3-inch nominal width framing.
- Contractors commonly bolt two studs together.
- The number of bolts required depends on the shear wall strength and lumber species.
- For the prescriptive standard, connecting the two studs with ½ inch bolts at 12 inches on center or 5/8 bolts at 16 inches on center will properly join the studs.
- The figure shows earthquake damage to a shear wall with a 2-inch stud.