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5 X 19 3/16 = 96"=8 ft.


Posted by Billy on September 28th, 2001 03:17 PM
In reply to tape measure reading by greg yost on September 28th, 2001 01:31 PM [Go to top of thread]

Like Steve said, they're for alternative layouts for use generally with engineered lumber, which in residential construction typically means trusses.

Typical layout of 16" gives you 6 X 16" = 8 ft.

Alternate layout of 19 3/16" gives you 5 X 19 3/16 = 8 ft.

Here's more:
http://www.carpentersrule.com/sys-tmpl/door/

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