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Ed and Charlie,

Thanx for your responses, my question is rather to what
length of rail should that 200# be applied, I do not think
it is per foot, but is it per shortest run of rail?

Tarek




>Tarek -
>
>My interpretation is that the rail is required to take 20plf
>and a 200lbf concentrated load located so as to generate maximum
>stress.  Think person falling against the rail (200#) versus a
>bunch of people already leaning against it (20 plf), although the
>code does not require these to be concurrently applied.
>
>Charley
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