Flashcards in 2nd Year Numbers Deck (5):
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 ___.
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")