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RE: IBC Wood Frame Shear Wall Table -- panels over gypsum

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I suppose it would only matter if it affects fire rating. I think originally the gyp had to be applied directly to the studs meaning that the plywood could only be applied over it. If that hasn't changed it might indeed be a problem.
 

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From: Tom Skaggs [mailto:tom.skaggs(--nospam--at)apawood.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 9:34 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: IBC Wood Frame Shear Wall Table -- panels over gypsum

I?m curious if anybody uses the Panels (wood structural panels) Applied OVER ½? or 5/8? Gypsum Sheathing portion of the IBC wood frame shear wall table (Table 2306.4.1).  It appears that this portion of the table may be a relic of the Uniform Building Code.  If this portion of the table were dropped, I?m curious how much heartburn this might cause.

 

Thanks in advance,

Tom

 

 

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