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Jim,

	I'm not sure what your code requirements are but I would consider it
good practice to reinforce the end of the wall.  In fact, I would fill
the two end cores and place a #5 in each core.

				Regards,

				H. Daryl Richardson

Jim Kestner wrote:
>
> This may sound like a basic question, but I will ask it anyhow.
>
> I have seen many details with a vertical rebar on each side of a masonry
> control joint. If the wall spans vertically between supports, what is the
> reason for these bars? Is it required to stiffen the edge of the wall
> against out of plane loading? Is it the end of a shear wall because of the
> discontinuity of the joint?
>
> Is there a particular code that requires this? Is it necessary only in
> seismic zones?
>
> Jim Kestner
> Green Bay, WI
>
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