Hardy Frame® HFX-Series Brace Frame on Wood Sill
Brace Frames installed on wood sill plates have more ductility but, for some sizes the allowable shear is less to account for crushing of wood below
- Allowable values have been reduced when necessary to maintain code drift limit (see HFX-Series Product Catalog Table 1.2)
- Because the Brace Frame base is wider, overturning forces cause less compression on wood sill.
- Set bolts 4-1/4" inches above concrete
- Moisture barrier (15# felt, Moist Stop, Etc.) recommended when installing on treated wood