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Steve: Is Right, And More ...

Posted by Jay J -Moderator on September 28th, 2001 03:22 PM
In reply to diamond by Steve: on September 28th, 2001 03:01 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi greg,

I took this right from the Stanley WEB Site.

The black diamond marks every 19.2" on our tape rule blades are for spacing Engineered Lumber joists and studs. Several wood product manufacturers offer Engineered Lumber as a substitute for conventional lumber. Span tables for these lumber products provide ratings for spacing of 12in., 16in., 19-3/16in., and 24in. If you multiply these dimensions by 8, 6, 5 and 4, respectively, you'll notice that you come up with 96in., the length of the panels that will be used for sub-flooring or sheathing. Engineered Lumber is usually specified by the architects and engineers who draw the plans. They take advantage of its strength by using fewer joists or studs where codes allow.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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