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RE: Gaps between plywood sheathing

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The numbers do not add up and I have never seen anything in APA lit. to
address this issue.  Engineering Judgement. 
George Richards, P. E.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Bryson [mailto:michael.bryson(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 1:27 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Gaps between plywood sheathing

Typically you install sheathing with a 1/8" gap between sheets to allow for
some expansion, correct? If the sheets are supported by a 2x framing member,
how do you get your edge distance for a 10d nail? 

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