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Standard and Balloon Framing on Concrete Foundations

Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwalls combine design flexibility with performance. Field trimmable, they can be customized to accommodate varying heights or rake walls. They are evaluated to the 2015 IRC/IBC and are listed by ICC-ES in ESR-2652 and the City of L.A. in RR 25730.

Installation

  • All panels may be field trimmed to a minimum of 74½". Trim height from top of panel only, do not trim from sides or bottom. Drilling holes in the Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwalls is not allowed except as shown on page 42.
  • Anchor-bolt nuts should be snug tight.
  • Maximum shim thickness between the shearwall and top plates or header is ⅞".
  • Walls may also be used in 2x6 wall framing. Install the panel flush to the outside face of the framing and add furring to the opposite side.
  • Standard top-of-wall connections install with nails.


C-L-WSW16-11-naming-legend
Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall Naming Legend
C-L-WSW16-p11a
Standard Installation
C-L-WSW16-p11b
Standard Top Connection
Also applicable for portal applications with a header.
C-L-WSW16-p11c
Alternative Top Connection
Side View
C-L-WSW16-p11d
Alternative Top Connection
Also applicable for portal applications with a header.
Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall Product Data
Model No. W(in.) H(in.) Anchor Bolts Total Wall Weight (lb.)
Quantity Diameter (in.)
WSW12x7 12 78 2 7/8 100
WSW18x7 18 78 2 7/8 145
WSW12x7.5 12 851/2 2 7/8 110
WSW18x7.5 18 851/2 2 7/8 155
WSW12x8 12 931/4 2 7/8 115
WSW18x8 18 931/4 2 7/8 165
WSW24x8 24 931/4 2 1 225
WSW12x9 12 1051/4 2 7/8 130
WSW18x9 18 1051/4 2 7/8 185
WSW24x9 24 1051/4 2 1 245
WSW12x10 12 1171/4 2 7/8 140
WSW18x10 18 1171/4 2 7/8 205
WSW24x10 24 1171/4 2 1 270
WSW12x11 12 1291/4 2 7/8 150
WSW18x11 18 1291/4 2 7/8 220
WSW24x11 24 1291/4 2 1 295
WSW12x12 12 1411/4 2 7/8 165
WSW18x12 18 1411/4 2 7/8 240
WSW24x12 24 1411/4 2 1 320
WSW18x13 18 1531/4 2 7/8 255
WSW24x13 24 1531/4 2 1 345
WSW24x14 24 168 2 1 375
WSW24x16 24 192 2 1 425
WSW18x20 18 240 2 7/8 385
WSW24x20 24 240 2 1 520
  1. For heights not listed, order the next tallest panel and trim to fit. Minimum trimmed height for all panels is 74½".
  2. All panels come with two pre-attached holdowns, two standard hex nuts, two flat washers, two WSW-TOW top-connection plates (width based on panel model), and installation instructions.
  3. All panels are 3½" thick.
C-L-WSW16-010 Standard Installation
Standard Installation
C-L-WSW16-010 Rake Wall Application
Rake Wall Application
C-L-WSW16-010 First-Story Installation with Wood Floor System
First-Story Installation with Wood Floor System

Specify panel height from top of foundation to underside of the top plates or beam.

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