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I consider roof mounted mechanical equipment as dead load as it is neither
moving or moveable.  (Not moveable in the sense that one cannot place it at a
different location at will.)

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

Dennis Wish wrote:

. > I know this is a dumb question and I should know better, but let me ask
. > it anyway:

. > Is a roof mounted A/C unit considered a Live or Dead Load?
. > Is it added to the existing Live Load or does it replace the live load
. > normally applied to that location?

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