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Re: Plywood shear walls with 3x sills...

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Yes,  it is an 87% increase ( vs 25% in my earlier responce )  for 3x4  vs.
2x4.  I have not seen any statistics yet from the building associations as to
what the total cost increase is to the consumer for compliance with the new

Robert Shaffer, P.E.
Santa Cruz,  CA

"Cain, William" wrote:

> Robert-
> If I remember correctly, 3x4 = 1 bf/lf and a 2x4 = 2/3 bf/lf?  So isn't this
> really an 87% increase? [(1.0x600)/(0.67x480)=1.87] ;<)
> Regards,
> Bill Cain
> Oakland  CA
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From:   Robert Shaffer [SMTP:rkdn(--nospam--at)]
>         Sent:   Saturday, December 04, 1999 11:54 AM
>         To:     seaint(--nospam--at)
>         Subject:        Re: Plywood shear walls with 3x sills...