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This project has a separation between units. One jurisdiction here does not allow double top plates or floor sheathing to go through the air gap. So I am not sure how I can really tie the floors of multiple units together. The roof sheathing is continuous and the exterior sheathing are continuous. Maybe thats all I need. But if I do tie multiple units together this jurisdiction will ask for calculations to show how I am transferring the loading to multiple units.

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 10:43:39 -0700
From: "Joe Venuti" <jovenengr(--nospam--at)>
Subject: RE: Town Home Lateral Loads


Do you place a separation between the units or is it just a party wall of
staggered studs ?

If not then distribute Wind to 2 or 3 end units depending upon loading

Joe Venuti


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