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I'll bite...if the blocking is placed "flat" (2x4) what does a tight fit
buy you?

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?

regards
Bob Kazanjy

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
> deep.
>
> 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
>