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Old 10-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #16
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I framed in the East Bay for 3-4 years in the 80's and every exterior wall (on each end) and many of the interior walls perpendicular and tying into the exterior walls had let-in braces.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:34 PM   #17
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Cause I've been a carpenter for 25 years and never done this. I did see this years ago on exterior walls before plywood was used
I have never used an engineer on any remoulding I've done. when you work doing this for years and looking at house plans you learn loads. I allways over build but never had a house collapse or sag
He's getting a contractor to look at it, I am sure he's not an engineer
Wow , do it a few more years, run a lot of big commercial and industrial jobs with up to 50 guys on the job site at once and go to grad school, and you'll be right up there with me tiger

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Old 10-13-2014, 09:12 PM   #18
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Wow , do it a few more years, run a lot of big commercial and industrial jobs with up to 50 guys on the job site at once and go to grad school, and you'll be right up there with me tiger
I could never compete with you if I live to be 500 ,keep up the good work I am so proud of you,
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Years ago- in the 90's I had the privalige of framing in Seattle and LA. Both areas high on seismic.
I have never seen so many hold downs, clips, bolts, 3x studs, 4x studs, shear panels, panel blocking, strapping....
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