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Re: 3x single studs @ abutting panels

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It is not typically allowed in my areas, western NV and Eastern CA,
although I have successfully repaired existing framing and some misinstalled
framing areas requiring 3x studs with built up / laminated 2x studs in a
limited capacity only.

Pat Clark

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Bingham" <NickB(--nospam--at)QuadKnopf.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:00 PM
Subject: 3x single studs @ abutting panels


> In my neck of the woods, Seismic zone 3, the building department will
accept
> two 2x studs nailed together as an acceptable alternate to a "single 3
inch
> nominal member" as called for in footnote 3 of table 23-II-I-1 for shear
> walls with v> 350 plf. While this solution does appear to meet the intent
of
> the code, it fails strict interpretation. Any feedback is appreciated.
>
> Nick Bingham
>
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