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Phil Boultinghouse wrote:

. > Use caution when using 2x4 studs at exterior walls combined with an 
. > exterior insulating finish system (EIFS). If the walls are bowed due 
. > to studs that are twisted or crowned, the EIFS installer will not 
. > guarantee their work. 

Contact the National Association of Home Builders (1-800-989-2842, Tom Kenney 
or Jay Randall) concerning problems with EIFS that NAHB has uncovered.

According to Engineering News Record, one *major* insurer has/had 
discontinued insuring EIFS contractors and one state in the southeast will 
not permit EIFS construction.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona