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Title:Ceiling-Floor Partition Separation Studies
Author(s):Suddarth, Stanley K.; Percival, Donald H.; Comus, Quentin B.
Abstract:Incidents of a phenomenon, sometimes called ceiling-floor partition separation, (CFPS) have been increasing in recent years. Generally, CFPS can be described as cracking or breaking of the ceiling drywall joints at the juncture of a roof truss and an interior partition or along the juncture of the ceiling and a kitchen soffit, or, occasionally, a separation at the junction of the partition and the floor. This publication reports on five projects designed to determine the cause or causes of CFPS. The first is a summary of information collected from visitor or telephone inquiries, personal field observations, Truss Plate Institute (TPI) data forms, and from discussions with builders and fabricators. Three projects include three separate, full-scale truss set-ups to investigate moisture and temperature relationships of truss Iumber. The fifth project investigated longitudinal shrinkage of juvenile and compression wood sometimes found in lumber used in light-frame construction. An earlier background paper was presented at the 1979 Metal Plate Wood Truss Conference (7). Financing for this research was provided, in part, by TPI; the Wood Research Laboratory, Purdue University; and the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council at the University of Illinois.
Issue Date:1982
Publisher:Small Homes Council - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:Research Report 82-2
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1982 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-09-23

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