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In a message dated 6/2/99 10:38:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time, allen(--nospam--at) 

<< My contractors as well as the local lumber supplier tell me that 3x 
material is nonexistent. Does anyone else have the same problem of procuring 
3x materials.
 James Allen, P.E >>

I have had no problem finding 3x pressure treated plates in my area. In fact, 
I have been surprised that the contractors are not complaining more as Jeff 
Smith pointed out. I think much of this has to do with the lumber yards 
preparing for the code changes as anticipating the market for 3x materials. 

Dennis S. Wish PE