The Rogue's Gallery
This section is reserved for showing the good, the bad and the ugly side of hold-down use. I'll try to add to it over time as I run across new conditions.
|A hold-down attached to the right member and
to a special bolt reserved for that purpose. Good job.
|Seeing two hold-downs this close together makes you
wonder . They are picking up the same load...why not
use one hold-down and internail the intersecting members?
|All Things Considered
|Named because we have a collision of purposes here.
shear wall is already short, the hold-downs sizable. It would
have been preferable to avoid cutting the sill in half with the
radiant heating feeds. This is a coordination issue.
|When the hold-down at the upper left exerts a pull,
the beam is going to want to pull upwards. The
short segment of stud above must be nailed to the
4x edge member to resist that force. 20-16d's?
More? Kindling Anyone?
|To be fair, I returned to the site later in construction
find another section of 2nd floor above. The threaded
rod will still have a difficult time mating with a connector
in the upper floor's stud wall.