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What percentage horizontal steel do you all suggest for a fully grouted CMU wall so that the number of joints can be reduced of eliminated?

Something as high as .3% or more? 


On 6/5/07, Mark Gilligan <m_k_gilligan(--nospam--at)> wrote:
The practice of installing joints in masonry walls
varies considerably.  It is my understanding that the
recommendations for regular vertical joints were based
on lightly reinforced walls that were partially

In California where we tend to grout all cells and put
a fair amount of reinforcing in the cells there are
quite a number of long CMU walls with no joints.  In
general they perform well and do not have the problems
of the lightly reinforced walls.

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