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Old 07-30-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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I'm looking for any info on PWF. There's a lot of good things being written about it by the companies who provide the materials and installation, but I am looking for any good or bad experiences with the system.


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They have been around since the 1960's and have not taken hold (possibly decreased) since 1975. The only ones I have seen had problems because of my engineering background and being called in.


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Old 07-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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They are used in some areas. Particularly areas with good drainage.

There is a big huge section in the IRC code that covers how they have to be built.

Personally, I wouldn't have one. No way, no how.
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I too am looking into this for a new addittion to my bungalow. From what I have read so far its all about proper engineering. Check out this link . Interesting read.

I realize this post is a year later. If you finally went with a PWF maybe you can share this experience ?

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