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Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall First-Story Wall Connection Kit 

Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall First-Story Wall Connection Kit

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The Strong-Wall wood shearwall first-floor wall connection kit is designed to be a complete solution for use of Strong-Wall wood shearwalls on wood floor systems. The kit is used by extending the anchor bolts and installing compression nuts and solid blocking below the wall. The Strong-Wall wood shearwall first-story wall connection kit includes an improved engineered shear-transfer plate for easier installation of the WSW in a first-story wood floor system.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-follow installation instructions
  • The kit allows the WSW panel to sit on top of the floor system

Product Includes

  • Shear transfer plate, couplers, nuts and threaded rod (nails not included)

Installation

  • Drill or notch the subfloor for the threaded rod
  • Attach blocking — either sawn lumber or structural composite lumber
  • Install the couplers and threaded rod
  • Install compression nut flush with top of subfloor
  • Place the shear transfer plate over the threaded rod and nail it to the rim joist and blocking using 0.148" x 2 1/2" (min. length) nails
  • Place the WSW wall over the threaded rod and install washers and hex nuts

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Installs With Product Includes
WSW-RF-12KT 12-in. Strong-Wall wood shearwall (1) Shear-transfer plate, (2) 7/8 in. x 18 in. ASTM F1554 Gr. 36 rods, (2) coupler nuts, (2) heavy hex nuts and installation instructions
WSW-RF-18KT 18-in. Strong-Wall wood shearwall (1) Shear-transfer plate, (2) 7/8 in. x 18 in. ASTM F1554 Gr. 36 rods, (2) coupler nuts, (2) heavy hex nuts and installation instructions
WSW-RF-24KT 24-in. Strong-Wall wood shearwall (1) Shear-transfer plate, (2) 1 in. x 18 in. ASTM F1554 Gr. 36 rods, (2) coupler nuts, (2) heavy hex nuts and installation instructions

Code Reports & Compliance

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