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Unread 05-29-2001, 07:22 PM   #6
John Bridge
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Rosanky, Texas
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Well, the short answer is: Back when most floors were 2x8, all floors were mud set.

The long answer is that if you can get a good mud installation over a short span like that, the mud will nearly hold itself up.

Deflection has nothing to do with "dead load." It has everything to do with live load, which doesn't change, no matter which method is used. Load is simply load. Deflection is something else. Believe me, the floor will suppport the "load," and it will deflect all attempts to cause serious "deflection."

[Edited by Admin on 05-29-2001 at 09:24 PM]
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