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Re: WOOD - Stud Wall Splice

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R6A(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> 
> Advise that you remove the wall and do it as you detailed for the following
> reasons:
> 
> the wall will never be stiff enough no matter how sharp your pencil is and
> there will most likely be a horizontal crack or bend in the finished wall at
> some point in time.  The owner will no doubt not appreciate this and you of
> course will be held responsible for the situation because you are the
> "expert".
> 
> Art Ross, SE
> 
I am confused that there has been less support for detailing this
"correction" with hardware and sheathing. The laws of physics should
tempt the inclusion of hardware and sheathing for the initial design of
broken platform or balloon framing when critical moments need to be
reconciled.  Admonishments welcomed.