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I learned from a different school, which said that we should always say
everything twice- that way it is more likely to be done. I like to have
notes adjacent to the details or the location on the plan.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002 14:52:03 EST GSKWY(--nospam--at) writes:
> > This is an age old dilemma(for us also). 
> I have never figured out how to do this  either.  I have been told 
> that the 
> general notes should not duplicate the specs since the same 
> information 
> should not be in two places.  In that case,  I am not sure what is 
> left for 
> the general notes, other that notes (if any) to installers or 
> erectors.
> One thing to note however,  is that while a building typically keeps 
> copies 
> of its plans, it seldom keeps the specs (if the owner ever got them, 
>  they 
> probably got lost the first time the building was sold).  
> Renovation and repair work must thus rely on the notes on the 
> drawings.  In 
> deciding what to put on the general notes,  you might work backwords 
> and 
> think about what you would want to know if you were doing a repair 
> on the 
> building in 20 years.
> Gail S. Kelley, P.E.

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