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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.

 

J. Grill

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From: David Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com]
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 1:27 PM
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Subject: Handrails...

 

List members:

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.

 

 

Any thoughts?

 

David L. Fisher SE PE

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