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In a load-bearing wall, a single top plate may be used if the joists or rafters bearing on it are directly over or within ____ of the edge of the wall studs.

50 mm (2")


Joints in the single top plates of load-bearing walls must have a metal strap or plate at least ___ x ___.

75 mm x


The maximum spacing allowed for wall studs is ___.

24" on-centre


Because roof beams are spaced further apart in post and beam construction, the roof sheathing nut be thicker to avoid excessive deflection. Tongue and grooved lumber, ____ thick, is often used for sheathing.

38 mm (1-1/2")


Lintels require at least ___ mm bearing at each end.

38 mm (1-1/2")