Is the W8 existing? If so, what is it doing there? Is
the pipe Perpendicular or parralle to the beam? If the
beam is inside a building, you might brace the beam
web to the roof purlins at periodic intervals.
However, in this arrangement, some load will be
transferred to the purlin through the braces. Purlin
will need to be checked. What other information can
--- Michael Zaitz <mzaitz(--nospam--at)hgbd.com> wrote:
> Hello all;
> I have a W8 x 24 that is intended to carry a 10"
> water line for fire
> protection. The problem is the beam is spanning 60
> feet! After hearing
> this from the contractor I told him there was no
> chance that the beam
> would work (he called me as the Fire Protection
> contractor was about to
> start hanging the pipe). What I am trying to do is
> determine how it can
> be reinforced (not necessarily in place) to support
> the load. The
> building is a Metal Building and the top flange of
> the beam will not be
> braced. Any ideas?
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