[GSBN] Screw/nail shear capacities in plaster

Rikki Nitzkin rikkinitzkin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 03:45:44 CST 2015

I know that in Vienna they designed some screws intended for use in SB walls….But not for hanging stuff. I think they where designed with the idea of screwing wood to the straw wall…


El 22/01/2015, a las 05:09, Ian Smith <ian at lopezsmolensengineers.com> escribió:

> Hi GSBN,
> Is anyone aware of any data or testing that has been done on the shear capacities of various screws or nails driven into plaster (on a straw bale wall)?
> I'm not really going for structural load-bearing applications here... (not sure that would be a good idea) 
> More along the lines of safely hanging a heavy piece of art on a SB wall.
> Thanks,
> Ian Smith
> Boulder, CO, USA
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