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RE: Douglas Fir vs. Hem Fir

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Watch out for the perpendicular to grain bearing values, they're
substantially lower for the hem fir.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	AnandNene(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:AnandNene(--nospam--at)aol.com]
> Sent:	Monday, July 19, 1999 8:27 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	Douglas Fir vs. Hem Fir
> 
> 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?
> 
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