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I have a friend who works for a company that makes ice machines.


Their website is


hope this helps


Brian M. Spencer, S.E.


407 S. Dearborn, Suite 900

Chicago, IL 60605

p. 312.341.0055x20

f. 312.341.9966



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Grill [mailto:jgrill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 11:27 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Ice room Live Load


I’m doing a small addition to a motel.  There is a small open area between an existing room and a stairwell at the upper floors of this motel.  The small rooms will be used for ice machines and drink/snack vending machines.  A guy in our office suggested a 250 psf live load.  At first I thought that would be good, but I’m thinking now that it is a bit severe.  I was thinking more like 125 psf, but I’m not sure about the weight of these vending machines and ice machines.  Any suggestions?



Joe Grill