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Author Topic: Timberlok and related fasteners  (Read 1597 times)

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2017, 11:33:04 AM »
It just occurred to me that Spax mentions type 5 instead of grade 5. Does anyone know what type 5 means?

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2017, 12:50:34 PM »
Tip style?

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2017, 01:05:56 PM »
if that's so, then we still need to know how strong these connectors are.

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »
Just thought I would add GRK fasteners to the list. If you go to their site they give complete information on each fasteners specifications along with their shear streangth. All of their fasteners
Are structurally rated.

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2017, 10:53:23 PM »
 Thank you Don as always. There are times when I wish I was the engineer that I thought about becoming, but instead, as the accountant I DID become, I do my worrying about cost.

Using what little I do recall from my days in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and some gut instinct included, I'll go away out on a limb and say that it looks like Spax makes some pretty strong fasteners.  While acknowledging that the engineer's stamp on plans, with adequate specifications spelled out, is the final arbiter of what is safe & ok w the BI, do you think Spax holds promise for good strong timber/post & beam framing in lieu of mortise and tenon, let's say at least on a par with Timberlinx, et al?

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Re: Timberlok and related fasteners
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2017, 10:01:39 AM »
In lieu of? No, not at all. Within their allowables, yes of course. I've built many houses with nothing but nails in the way of connectors, it is all about working within what is allowable for the material. 


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