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'Old' is relative.  To me 1970 is 'prehistoric'. To 'flower power people'
who were growing thier hair long and badmouthing thier country in 1970, it
was yesterday.

Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division 
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage
http://www.muni.org/building
phone:907-343-8183  
fax:907-249-7399
mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us



-----Original Message-----
From: J. K. [mailto:structure_r_us(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 11:40 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Old 4x12 Sizes


1970 building is not an 'old' building. Most likely it
is 3.5x11.25.
How about making a trip to the site?

--- Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com> wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> In the early 1970's lumber sizes were in a
> transition from the "old" lumber 
> sizes to the "new" lumber sizes pending the adoption
> of PS20 "American 
> Softwood Lumber Standard".  Some mills were sizing
> to the old standards 
> (3.625" X 11.5" for a 4 X 12) while others were
> sizing lumber to the new 
> standards (3.5" X 11.25").
> 
> Since there was no consensus at that time, I would
> suggest using the current 
> ("new") lumber sizes.
> 
> HTH
> 
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> 
> Chris Roper wrote:
> 
> . > I am working on an existing structure (built in
> 1974-75) and need to find
> . > out what the nominal dimensions of a 4x12 were
> based on the 1973 UBC.  I 
> . > was unable to find a table in the old code that
> had dimensions and I do 
> . > not have the old UBC Standards 25-2, 25-3 and
> 25-4 that the old code 
> . > refers to. Are the dimensions the same as they
> are today? I thought that 
> . > a while back the dimensions were slightly
> larger.
> 
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