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RE: Non-Standard Joist Seat

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I'm afraid I can't comment on the relative costs, but I've used special
joist bearing seats on several projects in the past and was never questioned
by the joist manufacturer.

I've used 5" seats on K joists that abut LH joists, 4 1/2" seats on LH
joists for additions along existing column lines and a variety of deep seats
for arched joists.

Troy Madlem, P.E.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 1:45 PM
To: SEAINT
Subject: Q: Non-Standard Joist Seat


I have a problem that would be resolved by using a set for my steel joists
that is a non-standard height. In this situation, I would like to use a seat
that is 3-1/2" rather than the standard 2-1/2". I have never had occasion to
require this before, and I'm wondering: Are there are caveats involved? Is
the added expense for this such that other alternatives should be considered
first?

Thanks for any input.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203



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