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- From: "Joe Grill" <jgrill(--nospam--at)swiaz.com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 15:12:11 -0700
I don’t have to look at this very often, but I do have a copy of the fifth edition of “Metal Stairs Manual” by NAAMM. They say in the railing design section, “Codes do not impose a limitation on the amount of deflection which may be allowed. However, deflection under loading is an important consideration in establishing a psychological sense of structural integrity.”
I don’t know if anything has changed since this publication.
What is the allowable deflection for a handrail?
I’m reviewing the misc metal guy’s calcs and he’s getting 1.75”
For a 42” high railing on a balcony 10” long (wide).
Seems excessive to me.
David L. Fisher SE PE
Fisher + partners
372 West Ontario
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