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On my jobs in the Seattle area (zone 3--at least for now) I usually grout
all cells. Contractors tell me it's easier and cheaper than partial
grouting. The only time I wouldn't do it is if I really need to reduce the
wall weight or improve the insulation value of the wall. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com]
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2000 1:19 PM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Arizona Masonry


Hello all
 
Thank you to everyone who responded regarding the specialty precast.
 
For those familiar with masonry construction in Arizona, what is the local
construction community used to seeing; full or partial grouting?
 
In zone 4 country virtually all masonry construction is fully grouted.
 
 
Thanks
 
Paul Feather