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Is there any reason you can't drill a caisson and embed the post in the 

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

Aaron Moore wrote:

. > All the references I've seen for spread footings resisting moment use the 
. > vertical load to calculate eccentricity.  I need to design a footing for 
. > a post that will have a lateral load only (from a cable at the top).

. > Can someone describe or give reference to a methodology for this case?  I 
. > plan on a rectangular footing with a pier.

. > Thanks.

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