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RE: Frost Line

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In general it is up to the local municipality to define frost penetration.  The UFC 3-310-04 available on line at the Whole Building Design Guide lists Seattle at 9" for frost penetration.

Harold Sprague

Subject: Frost Line
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 11:45:42 -0500
From: jmicayas(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)

Anybody from Seattle area can tell me how deep is the frost line?


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