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- From: "Eli Grassley" <elig(--nospam--at)psm-engineers.com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:10:12 -0800
Oops. Yes you’re right, that’s what I meant. I think the sections are the same in IBC2000 and 2003.
~~ Eli ~~
Eli, did you mean (IBC2000) 2304.11 for the first section? JPRiley
IBC section 2303.4.11 answers your first question, and 2303.1.8.2 answers your second question. PT wood (or any wood for that matter) should only be above 19% MC if it will be allowed to dry on site during construction before being covered up in the wall. I think there are some technical requirements for what “field drying” really entails.
~~ Eli Grassley
I am working on a project in Texas using Southern Pine. The specifications note that all lumber except pressure-treated shall contain not more than 19% moisture content. My questions are:
· Does Southern Pine require pressure treatment for uses like ledgers bolted to concrete or masonry, sole plates, etc.?
· If yes, why do you suppose it would be exempt from the stated 19% moisture content limit?
Sharon Robertson, PE
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