Proper installation of metal strapping as shear bracing
seems rather low on detail. Diagonal metal strapping: let's discuss it. I certainly understand its point, but please explain its successful implementation.
Looking elsewhere on the internet, in this article by Martin
the third figure shows that same pair of diagonally installed metal straps or braces, but the accompanying list of metal strapping options doesn't fully explain, in conjunction with the diagram, how to properly install.
For example, it's not following this principle: "flat strapping must always be installed in pairs that form the shape of a V or an X."
How to properly install either T or L strapping in this case--are those little suckers on the corners enough to actually brace the whole wall? Details?
Sadly, the very section that I'm chipping in fees for monthly that seems like it ought to have those details doesn't. This is where we talk about installing rigid foam to the exterior sometimes, right? By which we need either plywood bracing or metal strapping?
Are those details elsewhere here? Is it a search function issue?
[Trying to dig up some best practices to avoid a] Minneapolis Disaster
Posted Aug 19, 2011 2:50 PM ET
Edited Aug 19, 2011 3:42 PM ET
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