Started by Medeek, February 20, 2013, 01:43:56 PM
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QuoteAlthough 2009 IRC Figure R602.10.3.3 states "... 3" o.c. IN ALL FRAMING ..." the method is based on a minimum of two studs per side (four studs total) of the vertical element. Therefore the intent is that the required sheathing fastening is 3" o.c. into the two outside studs (the two studs that form the perimeter of the wood structural panel) on each side of the PF. Fastening into additional studs that may be necessary for other reasons is not required because those additional studs are not required for the PFH bracing method.I hope this information will be of assistance to you. Please let us know if we can supply you with further information.