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RE: Fixed File Cabinet - Dead Load or Li

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>The question of LL vs DL seems to me to be one of probability.
I think it's a matter of the dynamic nature of the load consequently the 
possibility of amplification, the possibility of re-location and the 
likelihood that it's repetitive and a possible source of fatigue. 

>I do not see much difference between a rolling file cabinet and a large 
>a/c compressor or air handler (which ASCE clearly indicates is a dead load).
The difference is that one rolls and the other doesn't. The A/C isn't 
going to end up bunched in a corner somewhere with a lot of other units 
when someone re-models the space or replaces carpets.

Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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