2x2 Welded Wire Mesh in California
- Howdy folks
Quite an interesting discussion going on regarding the structual options for
increasing the sill plate size and using the mesh as lateral bracing. In
case anyone wanted more information on the testing done by the ecological
building network here is the link to the PDF report :
Its really great to have people doing these amazing tests to explore
alternate techniques and to have engineering support to provide us as well
as the engineers! It makes all the difference to have this kind of data.
We are using this ideology for the using the higher out of plane resistance
provided by the increased sill and 2x2 WWM for our storage building
structure. Decided against the process for our main house because this
process requires you to use 1 1/4-1/2 " Stucco Plaster on the inside/outside
of your wall. We preferred to have earthen plasters and x-bracing or hardy
frames for the house.
In any case, we are about ready to start baling our storage building in and
was hoping those of you in CA that have experience with the 2x2 WWM would
know a good source to get it. I have had a very hard time finding 2x2 WWM in
14g. All anyone has that I can find is a 16g mesh or a 1x2 WWM 14g mesh
which seems like it would be even harder to work with. I would really
appreciate it if someone could email me a good source. We are in North
Valley. I'm curious did y'all hand nail all the 14g staples or is there a
pneumatic nailer out there that handles that type of staple?
- I was able to purchase 2x2 mesh from Dixieline (sorta like a Hope
Depot). I know that they are in the San Diego Area. But I am not sure
where else they are. Here is the phone number for the one I used in
Escondido, CA - (760) 745-7271.
lisa van veen
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