breeze way part 3

After looking the situation over and considering what you guys have said I came up with another thought/question. The concern is perhaps that snow load could possibly cause the walls to push out ward because of the lack of collar ties(see previous posts). When the new addition was put on, the wall that is continuous with the new section is all one wall. The other wall is not continuous.... or the one that is in line with the older section. I am thinking of drilling holes in the studs where the breeze way joins each building and driving in large drift pins at some intervals. Also will support the ridge board better. and collar tie the two rafters that do line up. Sound like enough? If so how many drift pins? The studding is very beefy already as they are 3x6 wall studs and where the breeze way joins they are doubled up and in one corner there are 4 3x6 studs. I will probably have to drift pin from both sides there.
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M (nospam) wrote:

not really sure what to say about if it is enough...probably. you could through bolt your collar tie to the rafter to ensure a good connection. also, not sure why you would use drift pins--why not lags? or better yet, timber screws such as ledgerlocks.
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