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Offline Amanda_931

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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« on: March 16, 2006, 10:03:25 PM »
I've noticed that a lot of the all-glass super-engineered, architect designed places with glass to all possible corners have (probably oversized for looks) steel cables with turnbuckles to hold them square.  Usually crossed.  

I think they're ugly.  Mind you thin ones wouldn't look any better.

(and we had a small earthquake about 20 miles away last week)

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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 04:15:39 AM »
I would be willing to try the steel/metal banding idea, as far as wind damage. Sounds like a reasonable idea. Probably do a little dumpster-diving at some building sites too if I could get it free.

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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006, 06:25:37 AM »
There are always these when you want to spend money.  Note they replace Code 1x4 let in brace - not shear wall requirements.

http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/WB-WBC-TWB-CWB-RCWB.html




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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006, 09:13:45 AM »
"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009, 02:35:23 PM »
Here is a diagram of comparative wall rigidity.

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Re: Making frame walls rigid
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 05:49:21 PM »
This link has another good description and graphic (warning, tripod sites do have an ad popup you need to close)
http://mgacon0.tripod.com/plywood.htm