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Re: Wood:"en" and Plywood question.

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CDX plywood and OSB are commonly available wood structural panel sheathing ; just
forget Structural II - it doesn't exist.
John Rose/APA

ECVAl3(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> Dennis,
> Because your reaction to the concept of using 3/8" CDX plywood (structural
> II) for common shear walls was somewhat puzzling, I checked with a few of the
> local lumber yards and found that it is a common shear wall call-out here in
> the central coast of California (sometimes referred to as the Middle
> Kingdom). It's possible the 1997 UBC required design loads will increase the
> shear panel requirements such that 3/8" panel values will no longer be
> compatible but in the past it it was used extensively in this area.
> According to one lumber yard, OSB  is commonly used as a "Performance Rated"
> substitute for CDX.
> ECVAL3
>