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It is also a matter of practicality.  They are easy to draw at 10", but it is tough to get a good looking column even at 12" if the column is a full story tall.
-----Original Message-----
From: David Bejan Tehranchi [mailto:dbt(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 8:50 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: 10" Concrete Col.

I've noticed in several publications that the smallest listing for round concrete columns is 12" diameter.   Is there any particular reason for this?
My situation that the Architect has spec'ed out 12" dia. columns which are overkill.  Any reason (i.e. code) that 10" diameter wouldn't be allowed?

David B. Tehranchi
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