Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

Re: wood framing question

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
One more comment, make sure your sheathing is extended to the top most plate
for correct shear transfer.
Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Chang <szchang(--nospam--at)mail.arc.nasa.gov>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Friday, December 19, 1997 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: wood framing question


>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:
>>
>>
>>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.
>>
>>Tarek Mokhtar, PE
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>