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Davie, Will,
        I'm with you on this!!
H. Daryl Richardson
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Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 3:55 PM
Subject: RE: Non load brg cmu wall height-thickened slab?



You?re fine?


My opinion is that any CMU partition wall ought to sit over a thickened slab?



Now, go enjoy the weekend!




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From: Will Haynes [mailto:gtg740p(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 4:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Non load brg cmu wall height-thickened slab?


I wanted to see how tall some of you are letting your non load brg cmu partition walls get before putting in a thickened slab or footing. (I know the soil properties factor into this).


I don't like for the walls to get much over 6 or 8ft before putting something extra in. This is for an average 2500 psf soil site, moderate seismic. So usually that's pretty much most all of the walls for me.


However, I know other engineers that let the walls get up around 15 or 16ft on a 4 inch slab. The walls are braced at the top, and the load at the bottom should be about

1 kip/ft, but this just doesn't seem right to me. Am I being too conservative again?



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