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Tiburon, CA. It was a stupid attempt (and don't look at me!) to get more "Green Rating Points". The contractor was not familiar with it, there were numerous mistakes (try telling journyman framers to read the drawings before they build a studwall). Under the best circumstances (a university maybe?) you theoretically save a little lumber, but the labor will eat all that and more.
Chuck Utzman, P.E.

On 9/18/2012 5:25 PM, Joe Venuti wrote:

What City did you do your design in?  Was the framer receptive or not. It
seems to be more labor intensive from what I have seen.

And as Neil said; a single top plate with a strap connecting butted 2x4 or 2x6 seems quite flexible and lacking strength. The biggest

restriction is all walls and buildings will be on a 2' module, so trusses
line up with studs.

Joe Venuti
Joven Engineering
P.O. Box 5098
La Quinta,  CA  92248-5098
760 408-6441

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