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I have typically specified Douglas Fir no. 1 for beams and headers and no. 2 
for studs and interior partition walls.

Recently, I understand Hem Fir is being increasingly substituted.  It appears 
that the properties are pretty close.  I also know that P.T. mud sill 
specified on the job invariably is Hem fir.

Is the substitution acceptable for walls and floor / roof framing?  Are there 
any items to watch out for?

Anand Nene, S. E.
Consulting Structural Engineers
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Oakland, CA 94612-2824

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