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Third Edition, 1120 pages
Published 1989 by Glencoe Publishing Co. (first published January 1982)
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Jim
If you work in the building trade, this is a pretty good reference book. I wouldn't recommend it to a novice, but it does give some instruction on various methods. I use it when there is a question of strength, common usage or as a refresher on things I don't do often.

Strength is shown in multiple tables for spans, load weights & usage. For instance, over a 10 foot span, can I get by with 2x6 joists, 24" on center, if I use bridging? This book will supply various tables showing me live &
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Agent
This mainly would serve as a textbook for a trade school, the information was in depth and extensive but before looking for it be aware that literally everything explained here is also in wikihow
Joseph
Excellent reference book for construction
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