Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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I was not kidding. I went back to the structure today to double check. The straps are it. Guess what? The client and the Super were there when I went by. I started asking questions about the structural support at the corners. Man, I never saw a guy get so nervous all of sudden. He gave me the number to his Engineering firm that says the straps are ok. Thought I would call the manufacturer first.
It just so happens that the manufacturer is a local company a few miles away from me and I was at their factory for a seminar a couple of weeks ago (the owner is a Iwo Jima Marine, Ooh Rah!). Tamlyn & Son's.
Tamlyn won't recommend the use of those straps as a replacement for let-in braces or structural sheathing at the corners. They spent a good deal of time discussing the matter with me. Those Tamlyn guys are alright.
They do recommend a "T" wall brace as a replacement which is let-in diagonally to the walls in a saw kerf.
I will be notifying the client that the manufacturer does not recommend the 1 1/4 16 gauge straps as an alternative to 1 X 4 diagonal let-in bracing or structural corner sheathing.
Once again Robert, et al, thanks for your help.
We're NACHI. Get over it.