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Well, I just weighed a ream of copier paper and the density worked out to a
little over 46 lbs per cubic foot. 250 psf would be like stacking the floor
5'-5" high with solid paper. A typical 4 drawer file cabinet stands around
4'-3" tall. 250 psf is probably a defensible number if the room is going to
be stacked to the ceiling with paper, but I would guess it's conservative. I
think ASCE 7 uses 150 psf for library stacks, which gives you another
yardstick.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark D. Baker [mailto:shake4bake(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2000 3:09 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Office floor LL


Anyone think it excessive to use 250 psf LL for file storage floor use in a
commercial building?
 
Mark


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