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This doesn't make sense. There should always be a single or double full height stud, attached directly to the trimmer. Unless, the holdown post is set away from the king stud in order to install the plate washer
Farzin S. Rahbar, SE
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Harouni <jsubs0(--nospam--at)>
To: Don <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Mon, Dec 27, 2010 12:01 pm
Subject: Gap Between Trimmer & Holdown Post?

I have seen some engineers provide a 1" to 1.5" of gap between the trimmer & the 
holdown post, is this doable at the job site when the plywood has to cover the 
entire wall and the framer is going to provide some nailing to them any way?

What is the reason behind this gap?


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