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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?
Regards,
Jeff Smith
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Chiu <Tomchiu(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Garage Door Detail


>Mark:
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>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
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>Mark A. Scott wrote:
>>
>> everyone eems concerned about the frame on either side of the door
opening.
>>  What about your diaphragms?  Does the roof diaphragm have anchorage to
the
>> rest of the structure?  Are the boundaries sufficiently fastened?  Is
there
>> a need to cross tie the ceiling or use it for a diaphragm?  Why not use
the
>> 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
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