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RE: Thick wood walls

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In using the double wall method in the past, I experienced difficulties coordinating with the architect which wall was which, as he/she varied the wall widths on the dimensioned floor plans from 4 - 10", all drawn as double lines. The architect should #1 make the decision as to what method to use (single or double wall) as this may affect costs considerably and #2 show the double walls so as to ensure load path continuity.
Michel Blangy
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From: Jnapd(--nospam--at) [mailto:Jnapd(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:45 PM
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Subject: Re: Thick wood walls

It is uasually done as two walls. one for structure and one for looks. In our area the walls very up to 18" thick. 2x6 structural 2x4 or metal studs because of all the curves that are desired.
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA