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Old 09-18-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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Exterior Wall sheathing spacing and cutting Questions


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The only problem here is that the rough opening of the door is 38" and it is framed 8" from the corner. So, 48" from the corner, leaves only 2" of sheathing landing on the other jack and king stud. From the top of the cap plate to the bottom of the mudsill is 87". (Custom built door will be used) Due to setback restrictions by the city, I had to make the height lower than the typical 8' ceiling height. I would have 6.5" of sheathing above the door.

So, out of a full sheet for the door opening, I would only use 8" on one rip side, 2" on the other rip side and 6.5" on the top cross cut. That doesn't appear to provide much strength on the side of the door with the 2" strip. Or would it be better to start a new sheet from that side of the door? I think I could do the 8" rip and 6.5" cross and then begin a new full sheet, which I think would give me better lateral strength.

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