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Excuse me, but what in the HECK do roof eaves have to do with the redundancy
factor?

S H E E S H ! ! !

Regards,

Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS
Laguna Niguel, CA
http://www.AllenDesigns.com

||-----Original Message-----
||From: Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov [mailto:Paul_Reilly(--nospam--at)dot.ca.gov]
||Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2000 8:01 AM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||Subject: RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
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||Ouch B & C.  Unnecessary roughness?  My interpretation for the code
||required standard of practice is 1936.  I would use 1600,
||just because.
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||Charles Greenlaw <cgreenlaw(--nospam--at)speedlink.com> on 07/12/2000 05:49:08 PM
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||Please respond to seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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||To:   seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||cc:
||Subject:  RE: Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
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||Isn't that the waiting line for people who want to get onto select
||committees and write riddles and snipe hunts into building code?
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||Charles O. Greenlaw SE   Sacramento CA
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||At 08:13 AM 07/12/2000 -0700, you wrote:
||>The correct answer is 1936.  Consider the drip line.
||>
||>> -----Original Message-----
||>> From:  M.J. Huszcz [SMTP:mjhuszcz(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
||>> Sent:  Monday, July 10, 2000 9:37 AM
||>> To:    seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||>> Subject:    Definition of A sub B in Rho evaluation
||>>
||>> I do not intend to steal the show from our beloved
||president but I need
||a
||>> clarification of the word "all."
||>>
||>> Here is my predicament: Let say there is a one-story
||simple building
||>> 40'x40'
||>> with 2 feet roof overhang on four sides.  The question is how to
||calculate
||>> AB for Rho evaluation.
||>> AB = 40x40 = 1600 or AB = 44x44 = 1936.
||>>
||>> The Code definition of AB is "ground floor area ... to include area
||>> covered by
||>> all overhangs ..."  Does "all overhangs" include roof
||overhangs?  And
||what
||>> about if my building becomes a two, three, four or
||five-story structure
||>> with
||>> roof over the top floor. Is AB 1600 or 1936?  This Rho
||business is a
||>> nightmare, more questions to come.
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