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RE: Wall Studs

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Your studs are too narrow.   You'll need 2x12's at 12" o.c. just for
wind at 80 mph for strength.  Good luck finding straight studs that
long.  Can you brace the wall with horizontal beams?  You might need
steel columns to brace the wall if horizontal beams do not work.

Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
Martin-Espenlaub Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Bryson [mailto:bryson(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 4:26 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: Wall Studs

What would be the maximum height for 2x6 wood wall studs carrying only
wind load? If you finger joint them or double them up and splice them
you get 30'-0" clear?