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Mr. Mokhtar:

	Unless you have to adjust your standard holdowns or other hardwares
for the triple top plates, You actually have gotten a better stud wall.
Caution, make sure you stagger the end joint as normally required.

Sam Chang


At 05:09 PM 12/19/97 -0700, you wrote:
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>Does any body have any misgivings about triple top plates (2x6) as opposed
>to dbl top plates for a bearing wall ? I am thinking of the perpindicular
>to plane force transfer. The framer screwed up on the length of the studs
>and he wants to make up the diff. by adding another plate.
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>Tarek Mokhtar, PE
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