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In a message dated 2/15/99 9:46:22 AM Pacific Standard Time,
trimbleml(--nospam--at)kjww.com writes:

<< i have a handrail that has 1/2" X 1/2" verticals at 4" o.c. with a
 nominal flat stock top horizontal.  in applying the code required 200 #
 horizontal load what effective width is allowed.  another words how many
 verticals can contribute?
 
 another question is, what is the codefied deflection criteria?
  >>

Per table 16-B UBC 94 isn't the horizontal load only 20plf? (This also depends
on whether its par of an exit facility or if its a component.)