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- Subject: Re: 3x plates--drywall, studs, nails
- From: Debby Hight <dhight(--nospam--at)triadholmes.com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 18:13:08 -0700
At 09:34 PM 6/30/99 EDT, you wrote: >In a message dated 6/30/99 7:06:34 PM EST, smthengr(--nospam--at)sirius.com writes: > ><< Within the last few months I have heard contractors mentioning that the use > of 3x sill and top plates is causing quite a problem with shrinkage, as much > as 1/4" per 2-1/2" plate thickness. The problem being that "dry" 3x material > is "not available". If this is in fact true, then it might help if we remind > the suppliers of the UBC requirements and that 3x material is in demand. Any > thoughts? > MORE THOUGHTS ON 3X PLATES FROM SOME OF OUR LOCAL CONTRACTORS: Studs generally come in 92 1/4" lengths--drywall in 8' lengths-- to accomodate an 8' plate height. Now, the plate will be 1 to 1 1/2" higher. How do the framers/drywallers deal with this? Does the lumber yard now cut down all the studs prior to delivery? How do you use a nail gun to build a wall with 3X plates--the 16d's that fit the guns won't work anymore. Are they "hand" nailing the plates to the walls now? Debby Hight Triad/Holmes Assoc. P.O. Box 1570 Mammoth Lakes CA 93546 760-934-7588 -5619 fax dhight(--nospam--at)triadholmes.com
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