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Check out exception in section 2314.1 1994 UBC. One story wood framed, with
back span of 25' where depth equals width is OK. Did this change in 1997?
Jeff Smith
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Chiu <Tomchiu(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Garage Door Detail

>You can't use the two side walls and back wall with open front. Torsion
>is not allowed by Code for wood diaphragms.
>Tom Chiu, SE
>Thomas Engineering
>Mark A. Scott wrote:
>> everyone eems concerned about the frame on either side of the door
>>  What about your diaphragms?  Does the roof diaphragm have anchorage to
>> rest of the structure?  Are the boundaries sufficiently fastened?  Is
>> a need to cross tie the ceiling or use it for a diaphragm?  Why not use
>> two side walls and the back wall?  The load is resisted by the stiffest
>> path.  Is that path adequately tied and anchored?  Do the engineering and
>> let the code be your guide!!
>> Thanx, Mark Scott SE
>> ----------