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Re: Roof Sheathing at Ridges

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we would require blocking in CA.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 07:41:54 -0800 "Haan, Scott M."
<HaanSM(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us> writes:
> Typically ignored.  Kind of a discontinuity isn't it. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. David Finley, P.E. [mailto:pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 7:37 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Roof Sheathing at Ridges
> 
> 
> I walked down the street yesterday evening to look at a house that 
> is under
> construction.  The house is a 1-story with wood trusses.  It appears 
> that a
> ridge vent will be used at the ridge line and I saw no indication of
> blocking near the ridge - in other words, the roof sheathing on each 
> side of
> the ridge has a free edge (albiet only 2' long) between the trusses 
> along
> the ridge line.  Is that typical?  I'm not a timber or house guy, 
> but it
> seems to me that something more would be required there, especially 
> in a
> high wind area.
>  
> M. David Finley, P.E.
> 3810 South First Street - Suite 7
> Lake City, FL  32025
> 386-752-6400
> 


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