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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Espenlaub [mailto:Cespenlaub(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:53 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: Non-Standard Joist Seat
> If you exceed the roll over capacity, you will need to provide an
alternate method to get the
> load out of the diaphragm to the wall/beam below.

Several people have mentioned this, but I'm picking on you 'cause I like you
so much. :->>

Who in h*** depends on the joist seats to transfer the diaphragm loads? I
guess I'm way too conservative, then, because I ALWAYS use a collector
element. I NEVER rely on the joist seats for this purpose.

Am I just being too anal-retentive on this score?

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

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