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Retrofit studs shall be permitted to be spliced provided all of the following conditions are met.
  1. Retrofit studs shall be butted to one another at the splice joint and a minimum 4 foot (1219 mm) length of splice member shall be centered at the butt joint.
  2. Lumber splice members shall be nominal 2-inch lumber with the wide face width equal to or wider than the face width of the spliced retrofit studs.
  3. Splice members shall be attached to each of the retrofit stud members on each side of the splice with minimum 7 rows of 3 fasteners for a total of 21 fasteners. Rows of fasteners shall be minimum 23/4 inches (70 mm) from the end of the splice member, minimum 23/4 inches (70 mm) from the splice joint and ends of members, and spaced evenly along the 18-inch (457 mm) splice overlap between these two limits.

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