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What is wall stud code?

What is wall stud code?

Utility grade studs shall not be spaced more than 16 inches (406 mm) on center, shall not support more than roof and ceiling, and shall not exceed 8 feet (2438 mm) in height for exterior walls and load-bearing walls or 10 feet (3048 mm) for interior nonload-bearing walls.

What is the maximum stud spacing for wall sheathing of structural fiberboard?

2304.6. 1 Wood Structural Panel Sheathing

8d common (2.5″× 0.131″) 1.75 24

What is the difference between shear wall and braced wall?

In this guide, the term “shear wall” refers to an engineered wall segment designed in accordance with the IBC or referenced standards, and “braced wall” or “braced wall panel” refers to a wall segment constructed in accordance with the prescriptive bracing provisions of the IRC.

Should you block between studs?

In some situations, blocking is required as a fire-stop where a stud bay extends between floors. Without fire-stops, a fire could quickly spread from floor to floor. Blocking and extra studs also are used to catch the edge of the drywall at corners and in places where the stud spacing doesn’t work out perfectly.

Can I use screws for wall sheathing?

Nails are often preferred for structural joining, including framing walls, because they are more flexible under pressure, whereas screws can snap. Nails are also called upon when securing plywood sheathing for exterior walls, installing hardwood floors, and attaching siding and roofing.

What is the nailing pattern for sheathing?

As such, the nailing schedule is typically the familiar 6 inches on center at supported panel edges, including gable-end walls and 12 inches on center over intermediate panel sup- ports. Note, however, that minimum 8d nails (0.131 x 2-1/2 inches) are recom- mended for all panels 5/8 inch thick or less.

What is CS WSP bracing?

Continuous Sheathed Structural Fiber Board Panels (CS-WSP) Braced Wall Panels.

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