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Re: Round HSS Availability

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This is a problem not only for HSS section but for W shapes and others aswell.  I constantly reorder the AISC manuals, but this information may not be the latest.
If you have some steel contractors you work with regularily, they can usually supply you a list of shapes and sizes that are commonly available, or in stock.
I usually spec what the latest AISC manual has in it, and deal with substitution requests during the tender phase.
-----Original Message-----
From: Satish J. Matani <SatishM(--nospam--at)>
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)' <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 3:07 PM
Subject: Round HSS Availability

Anyone has been successful in specifying and getting Round HSS sections (other then those that match old STD, X and XX) listed in black HSS Connection manual in Los Angeles area?
Most suppliers and fabricators including  those listed in "HSS Availability in the U.S. & Canada" on AISC web site that I called are not familiar or do not yet have sections listed in the HSS manual.  Most suggested to stay with the old designation or equivalent sizes.