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RE: Wood interior wall studs

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For solid sawn columns, Le/d shall not exceed 75, comes from NDS section, I am looking at the 2005 edition.





-----Original Message-----
From: Donald Bruckman [mailto:bruckmandesign(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 2:25 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Wood interior wall studs


The code limits l/d during construction?   Whoa….where is that found? 

I don't recommend a loadbearing wall of 10' in height be made of 2x4s. Why? Because the walls will not be sheathed before the floor joists are set into place. The code limits the L/d ratio to 75 for construction, and a 10' 2x4 has an L/d of 80. The contractor cannot build the wall unless he plans on bracing every stud without violating the code.

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