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- Shear wall end studs should be one full piece for the height of the wall.
- Shear wall end studs or posts should normally be one full piece for the height of the wall.
- This is necessary because the end stud or post must be capable of resisting tension due to the uplift forces.
- Otherwise, additional connections will be needed inside the wall to transfer the uplift forces.
- If plans specify the installation of new posts in an existing or new wall:
- The posts should be installed at the ends of the wall.
- As you now know, tension or uplift loads occur at the ends of a shear wall.
- The figure shows that hold-downs should be located as close to the ends of the shear wall as practical, unless otherwise approved by the engineer or architect.