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Lew Midlam wrote:

> Mark,
> The subject of your post is "Construction Tolerances", but your question
> refers to settlement.  Is the settlement you're referring to during
> construction, or is this a long term settlement; or, is this
> construction tolerances/deficiencies??  Please provide additional
> explaination.
> BTW, 1/4" in 20' is about L/1000.
> Lew

1. Long term settlement. I suspect the 1/4" in 20' is a rule of thumb
regarding the amount of structure movement which will produce plaster

2. Construction tolerance/deficiencies. How many times have I heard "It
was built that way".


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