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> so as to ensure load path continuity.
I should have said to BETTER ensure load path continuity. My experience has taught me that framers layout walls from the architectural plans. I have worked with four or five prominent architects/designers how do not show double walls. It creates costly mistakes.
-----Original Message-----
From: bcainse(--nospam--at) [mailto:bcainse(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 5:15 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Thick wood walls

You expect the architect to show load path continuity? Not many architects (there are exceptions) I work with would have a clue how to do that.
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA
-----Original Message-----
From: Michel Blangy <mblangy(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 11:40:04 -0700
Subject: RE: Thick wood walls

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
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
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