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PROVIDE PROPER EDGE NAILING
- For the shear wall to function correctly, all sheathing edges of individual panels must be fastened with the edge distance nailing requirements.
- Intermediate studs must be fastened with the field nailing requirements so that panel buckling does not occur.
- Remember: End of a shear wall is where the sheathing stops at either the wall corner or the framing member with the hold-down device.
- Most common error:
- All sheathing must be fastened with the closer edge distance spacing at every framing member that connects to a hold-down device.
- Discussion of Table 5
- Shows where nails should be placed for different elements
- The term “Edge Nail” refers to the closer nail spacing requirement of Uniform Building Code Table 23-1-K-1.
- Field nailing should be used on the studs between panel edges except at framing members connected to hold-down devices.