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Thanks every one for the real poop on hay.
Gary

On 21 Nov 2004 at 12:44, Paul Ransom wrote:

> > From: "Gary Hodgson & Associates" <ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com>
> 
> > I am designing a timber framed riding stable.
> > It has a 2nd storey loft for storage of hay.  Does
> > anyone know what is the recommended design live load
> > for hay.  The loft is 11 feet high.
> > Gary
> 
> Gary
> Check the Ontario Construction Guide for Farm Buildings 2003 and the
> National Farm Building Code 1995.
> 
> NFBC requires minumum 5.0 kN/m^2 but the appendix provides:
> Roughage (feed and bedding)
>   Hay (air dried)
>    baled 160 kg/m^3
>    chopped 160 kg/m^3
>    long 80 kg/m^3
>    wafered 325 kg/m^3
>   Straw
>    chopped 100-130 kg/m^3
>    field baled 130 kg/m^3
>    long 60 kg/m^3
> 
> NFBC is referenced in OBC cl 2.1.1.5.
> 
> I can send you a copy of the table if you need more.
> 
> The Ontario Guide is much more substantial than the NFBC and provides
> a lot of good information so that a layman could understand when/why
> they need an engineer. Or to help them do it right when they avoid the
> engineer, anyway, as many farmers will do. Lots of generic details and
> analysis approaches. I see a new Ontario Code and Commentary in the
> making.
> 
> -- 
> Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
> Civil/Structural/Project/International
> Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> <mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
> 
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