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Joist weight of 38+/- #/ft included in capacity.

For Roof Loading only:

Clear span     Capacity

  54 ft           486 #/ft
  55 ft           471 #/ft

Maximum end reaction:  13,470#

Top chord pitch 1/8"/ft or less, otherwise table values don't apply.

Hope this helps.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Domenic DeAngelo wrote:


My joists span 54'-6", which appears to fall within the range noted on your
post. Do you have any information concerning the capacity of the joists? Any
help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Turk" <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 3:12 PM
Subject: Re: Steel joist designation

> Domenic,
> There is a longspan joist from 1953 designated 32L14, (32 inches deep,
> spans 49 - 64 feet).  Could this be your joist?
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona<<