Flashcards in Wood Fasteners Deck (18)
most common in light frame
disadvantage of nails
weakest wood connectors
for the same penny weight, order nail type from largest diameter to smallest diameter.
common wire spike.
schedules in building code give these values for specific applications:
strongest orientation of nail:
loaded laterally in side grain
weakest orientation of nail:
parallel to grain (end grain)
screw sizes are noted:
typ screw length
lead holes prevetn
head like a bolt, used w washer.
washer under bolt head provides:
prevent crushing wood, distribute load.
split rings and shear plates purpose:
can transfer larger loads than bolt/screws alone.
split rings and shear plates often used @:
often connect truss members.
alt to split rings and shear plates
flat plates w flange extending into wood,
plate flush w surface of wood.
held w bolt concentric w plates.
especially useful where must be disassembled.