stud straps: A Group Of Strapping Studs - 05/23/10 12:08 PM
This post might not be exactly what you expecting, given the title and all...
When an array of studs is used as support under major load points, they are just nailed together and need some help.
The help comes in the form of straps.  Ideally the straps should be placed high, middle and low.  The purpose of the straps is to prevent spreading out of the studs over time as weight and gravity do what they do best.
This is an array under a steel beam in a garage on a recent pre-drywall inspection.  The steel beam is visible on top … (16 comments)

 
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