From: Robert Kazanjy <rkazanjy(--nospam--at)uci.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 18:13:01 -0800
I'll bite...if the blocking is placed "flat" (2x4) what does a tight fit
I can see the value of a tight fit with full depth blocking but a "flat"
2 x4 is just a receiving member for the sheathing nails.
What is the 2 x 4 block being asked to do?
Bart Needham wrote:
> Always specify blocking to fit tight.
> It is also a good idea to have a detail of the blocking showing
> length, etc.
> Reduce the value of the nails by the thickness of the blocking divided
> by the required penetration.
> Flat blocking is a good idea where joists or studs are not excessivley
> Hope this helps.
> Bart Needham
> "Mark D. Baker" wrote:
>> So was my post so trivial no one is interested in responding or is
>> everyone scratching their head ? Mark