Did a wind mit today and found the strap embedded in the bond beam with only two nails. I didn’t give him credit for the two nails and that is not my question. My question is, does the strap have to anchor on both sides. This strap was attached on one side and folded down.
Would this still be a single wrap, I know it states on the wind mit form that it has to over wrap the top of the truss.
I understand that this wouldn’t be a clip. I attached a picture. I want to make sure I did this one right.
Nice photos. With only two nails on the face of the truss, that strap qualifies as Toe-Nail (ii). Not even close to the definition of a single wrap. I see the strap bent over like that all the time…clueless framers.
The framers were not clueless ----the reason why framers did this (not wrap the strap over the top cord) back in the day was to save saw blades. When sheathing a roof the framers over lap plywood joints (that don’t land with a butt joint in hit the center of the truss) and cut both sheets in one swipe. When the saw is set to slightly deep enough to cut both sheets the blade would hit the overlapped strap and ruin the blade. You would only know that if you have ever framed a roof !
PS: I am not being a smart as* I am just helping you understand why !
Fred, you’re right and I already knew that because I am guilty of it myself (I was clueless back in the eighties too). I even asked the building inspector if I was allowed to do it. He said as long as you put three nails in it, it’s ok.