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Re: Diaphragm Chords

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In a message dated 12/2/98 3:39:14 PM Pacific Standard Time,
harold.sprague(--nospam--at) writes:

<< Jim,
 You are correct, but the chord tension forces are generally small enough to
 be resisted by a butt splice weld.  And it should be detailed.
 Harold Sprague
 The Neenan Company

You may also use an added plate (over the joint) with fillet welds both sides

Antonio S. "Tony" Luisoni