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Bracing and Fastening
WALLS: The A piece of wood made of three or more layers of wood veneer laminated together with glue. The exterior surface of a building. (in most cases) will be more than enough wall bracing on its own right, provided each Any broad, thin surface. joins on a A 100×50 (2×4) vertical framing member used to construct walls. and ample nails are placed around the boundary. of the plywood sheets, i.e. flathead nails 150 (6″) apart. The intermediate nailing can be spaced every 300 (1ft). Only the sheets that make up the bracing elements will need to be nailed in this fashion.
ROOF: Use diagonally opposed metal Covered with a protective coating of zinc. strap, 25×1 (1/16×1″) with tensioners on each A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane). Any flat, two-dimensional surface., as shown in drawing for the roof bracing. Each end of the strap should be folded over and fixed to Structural member of a roof that supports the roof load and runs from the ridge to the top of the side walls. top and sides.
Fastening against uplift
The A building or enclosure primarily designed to house motor vehicles. It can be either attached to the main house or detached and surrounded by open space. needs to be fastened against uplift, from the footings to the roof. The posts [b] can be fastened to the bottom plate [c] with wire dogs, Short lengths of metal strap 25×1 (1/16×1) used to fix members together to resist uplift., galvanized The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall. bolted to see PILE and The bottom horizontal framing member of the wall., or any other approved fastener. The bottom plate [c] can be fastened to the stud [d] with wire dogs or metal strap and likewise the stud [d] to the top plate [f]. Only studs over or near the posts need to be fastened this way.
The rafters [j] can be fastened to the top plate [f] with wire dogs (z nails), two per rafter. The header [h] also can be fastened to the trimmer [e] and top plate [f] with metal strap.