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Minimum wood panel widths for wood diaphragms

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In ?97 UBC section 2315.3 it states that ?wood 
structural panel diaphragms shall be constructed with 
wood panel sheets not less than 4 by 8 feet, except at 
boundaries and changes in framing where minimum sheet 
dimension shall be 24? unless all edges of the 
undersized sheets are supported by framing members or 
blocking.?  Is there a minimum dimension requirement for 
a wood structural panel that can be used in a diaphragm 
when it is blocked? 12??  Where is that stated in the 
code?

This section appears to be revised in the 2000 IBC.  IBC 
section 2305.2.4 states that ?shear panels shall be 
constructed of wood structural panels not less than 4 by 
8 feet, except at boundaries and changes in framing.  
Sheet-type sheating shall be arranged so that the width 
of a sheet in a shear wall shall not be less than 2 
feet.?  Does this mean a wood structural panel less than 
2 feet cannot be used in a wood diaphragm even if it is 
blocked?  Is there a minimum dimension requirement for a 
wood structural panel that can be used in a diaphragm 
when it is blocked? 12??  Where is that stated in the 
code?

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