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Old 11-15-2008, 08:12 PM   #16
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That would be the easiest if he passes it off.

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I spoke with the building inspector today. Told him what I was doing and that I only had 21" of shear wall on each end. He didn't have a problem with it. I guess I should put the book down and not try to decipher it.
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Clutchcargo, you were on the right track. iLevel, Simpson and Hardy Frame all sell products to do that. There's also an APA detail for narrow walls. Google "APA narrow wall" or "APA portal frame" and you'll find framing details. Of course, if your inspector doesn't care, you don't have much to worry about!
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Even though he said he would pass it, I'm ging to still put a K-brace on each end to make it a little stiffer.
The original was T&G plank sheathing with windows about 8" from the corners and it didn't rack in 85 years without a hint of shear wall so I'm probably making more out of this than it's worth.
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Even though he said he would pass it, I'm ging to still put a K-brace on each end to make it a little stiffer.
The original was T&G plank sheathing with windows about 8" from the corners and it didn't rack in 85 years without a hint of shear wall so I'm probably making more out of this than it's worth.
I think that is a smart move. Hey, it's only a few pieces of lumber but a lot of piece of mind.

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