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Re: Double Layer Plywood Shear Wall

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No way have contractor fix his screwup you don't need the hassel or wasted time for his studpidity.  No contractor forgets doubled sided shear walls; owners and employees may/do.
 
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA
 
In a message dated 7/6/2009 12:49:49 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, ENGRLAINES(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:
Contractor "forgot" the interior layer of plywood in a shear wall spec'd for sheathing on both sides. Wants to put double layer on the outside since the interior has been finished. I cannot find any restrictions in the Codes,  so I assume this can be done assuming the same requirements for sheathing on two-sides and no reduction in strength. Anything special to watch out for?
TIA
 
Charles O. Laines, S.E.
LAINES ASSOCIATES, LONG BEACH, CA