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Roger -- it's starting to show that you live in the desert.

Jim Persing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 4:31 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Snow Exposure Factor, Ce
> 
> 
> Recalling from my youth, snow drifts always built up on the 
> windward side of 
> snow fences, not the lee side.  I guess that if your wind 
> blew always toward 
> the high part of the building and the low part was always 
> sheltered, you 
> could use the sheltering factor.
> 
> HTH
> 
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> 
> Jim Kestner wrote:
> 
> . > When calculating snow drift, should the sheltered Ce 
> factor (per IBC Table
> . > 1608.3.1) be used since the higher roof always will 
> provide a sheltering
> . > effect?
> 
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