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RE: WOOD: Field Splicing

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Bill,

The Code provision you are looking for is [in CA only] 1997 UBC Section
1605.2.  In the IBC, it's section 1604.4, paragraph 3.

Granted, not everyone with an innovative idea will appreciate your "rational
analysis in accordance with well-established principles of mechanics", but
don't back down.

Nels Roselund, SE
South San Gabriel, CA
njineer(--nospam--at)att.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc] 
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 12:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: WOOD: Field Splicing

I just heard this morning that one can "easily" field-splice dimension 
lumber by making a sort of "V-joint" and fitting the boards end-to-end 
to make a longer piece. Then you put a piece of 1x on either side, about 
four to six feet in lenth centered on the splice and nail it together.

It makes a piece that is "stronger" than the original. "It's in the 
code," he tells me.

What in blazes is he talking about and where does it spell that out in 
the building code? ANY building code?

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