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Re: 16 gage wire strength

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Typically, this is 12 ga. wire, galvanized soft anneraled mild steel wire, conforming to ASTM A 641.  Well, at least according to State of CA OSPHD... 

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Drew Morris <dmorris(--nospam--at)bbfm.com> wrote:
For the typical wire tension bracing used for suspended ceilings and lights, what is the steel type that can be assumed for the wire?  This is the typical stuff they use for bracing suspended ceilings, lights, etc.  The contractor has asked to use solid 16 gage wire instead of light gage steel studs for the lateral bracing of the top of interior partition walls under 5 psf lateral loading.



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David Topete, SE