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Re: CFMS - Cold Formed Metal Studs in Wall With Sheathing on One Side Only

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It is my opinion that you should provide lateral bracing to the compression
flange.  If it is unsheathed then you need to provide it by some other means.

What I always do when I have a non-typical design case is call one of the
major suppliers like Dale/Incor or Marino and ask to speak to an engineer.  I
explain the situation to them and usually they run a computer analysis on it
and give me the results.  I always ask them to fax me the computer output.  I
have found that they are always happy to perform that service.


Richard Lewis, P.E.
Missionary TECH Team

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