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Re: WOOD: Visually Graded Lumber - "Ripping"

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According to our building officials, if you rip a graded piece of lumber, you've in essence violated the grade stamp and it's no longer considered a graded piece.

Curt Fortenberry, P.E.

> Someone mentioned here awhile back that if you take  
>a dimension lumber "board" such as a 2x8 and rip it >lengthwise, the piece is no longer "graded" per the >visual (or I presume, machine) grading standards, >since imperfections in the wood that go into the >grading of it are not uniform across the section. 

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