To: jeffc(--nospam--at)kpff.com, seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: 3x_ versus (2)-2x_
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 00:26:58 EST
I'm curious, Jeff, how heavy are your "heavily nailed shear walls"? How much
double-stud nailing would be required? What are the chances that all of this
nailing will be properly completed? Will the 2x studs take all these nails
into 2 faces without expiring (AKA splitting)?
Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA USA
In a message dated 1/25/00 7:58:24 PM, jeffc(--nospam--at)kpff.com writes:
<< A common request by contractors is can they substitute (2)-2x_ for the 3x_
studs we specify heavily nailed shear walls and bearing studs in the lower
levels of multi-story buildings (here in Seattle, 5 story wood-framed
structures are permitted) so long as the studs are spiked together adequately
to ensure shear transfer at panel edges. Opinions?