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Re: 2x6 Studs or 2x4 Studs for a two story building?

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Joseph,

If you are trying to us conventional construction tables, there are some plate height and spacing limitations for the studs out of plane. There are no requirements as to whether it is a one or two story structure.

With an engineering analysis you can use whatever you want as long as it calcs.

2x6 are preferred by most designers for multi level work because you have improved bearing at the plate line with a continuous rim, the connection hardware fits better, and your stud and post capacity is increased substantially. It is frequently preferred for architectural reasons with increased insulation space and window system / flashing details.



Paul Feather PE, SE
www.SE-Solutions.net
pfeather(--nospam--at)SE-Solutions.net
----- Original Message ----- From: "Joseph Harouni" <jharouni(--nospam--at)sbcglobal.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 12:29 PM
Subject: 2x6 Studs or 2x4 Studs for a two story building?


Hi,
Is there any code reference in UBC on use and requirements of 2x6 Studs or 2x4 Studs for a two story wood building?
Thanks,
Joseph


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