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You sure it is not that they are supported by the hot air in the attic?  ;-)
Adrian, MI
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From: Jordan Truesdell, PE [mailto:seaint1(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 11:36 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Conventional Wood Framing

No, they are supported by magic.  Okay, not really magic, but a careful random combination of gwb ceiling tension, unanticipated load paths through non-loadbearing walls, and hoop stresses in the roof diaphragm.  The IBC, if I remember, is no more helpful than what you've probably found in the UBC.