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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Thursday, October 23, 1997 9:16 PM
Subject: Re: WOOD - Load bearing studs in a party wall


>No, I'm musing on why 2x4's would be OK without blocking when sheathed on
>one edge only with gyp board (a condition not expressly covered by that
code
>section after all) if 2x studs of unlimited depth are clearly OK by code
>when sheathed with a flimsy wood material on one side only. I'm admitting
>that some engineering thought is needed after all. (You weren't going to
use
>2x6's in any event so there was no need to reach any conclusion on them.)

Actually, I am considering 2x6 staggered studs on 2x8 plates. The structure
I am looking at is 3 story. So, it is a significant question that, if 2x4s
are O.K., are 2x6s?

Regards,
Bill Allen