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- Use longer sheets of wood structural panels
- Another way of accomplishing the shear transfer from a wall and floor above into the wall below is to use longer sheets of wood structural panels.
- By spanning full sheets from the rim joist or blocking above to the rim joist or blocking below, the panel serves as a direct load path from one shear wall to the other.
- This reduces the number of links in the chain and eliminates the need for framing clips.
- When using this method:
- Remember to install the four rows of nails (as illustrated) to provide a load path from the floor diaphragm as well as the wall above
- Common construction errors:
- Only put 1 row nails
- Need 2 rows for shear transfer
- Always provide the recommended gap between panel edges to allow for expansion.
- New construction requires even larger gaps for shrinkage of the rim joist or blocking.