Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Closer Spacing] …
Model codes like the IRC require 1/2" anchor bolts at 6' spacing as a minimum
, which is hard to match with strap anchors. Therefore the strap anchors typically need to be at a closer spacing.
Here is a link to some typical strap anchors from Simpson (a popular manufacturer of connectors). Note that to be equal to the 1/2" bolts at 6', the heavier straps must be spaced about 5' apart, and the lighter duty straps must be spaced about 3' apart (table on the bottom left).
Robert O'Connor, PE
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