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RE: Change in Dimension Lumber Design Values

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conrad Guymon [mailto:conrad(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 12:52 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Change in Dimension Lumber Design Values
> Does anyone have an explanation (with documentation) for the change in
> allowable stresses?

I'm no expert but I seem to recall this discussion here before. Isn't it
simply a case of better-quality lumber available at that time, because much
of it was "old growth" or whatever?

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203

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