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I think the 50 plf on the top rail is a little on the conservative side.  Many of my handrails I have done using the CFR29, and that states a single 200 lbs  concentrated horizontal force applied anywhere to the top rail.  It also give recommendations as to what a handrail should be built as and out of, but I won't get into that.  That may help  you with your analysis.
 
Dave Maynard, PE
Gillette, Wyoming
-----Original Message-----
From: David Fisher [mailto:dfisher(--nospam--at)fpse.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 1:32 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: ...a couple more details...

Sorry gang,

 

The 1.75” deflection is lateral due to a 50 plf load on the top rail

Applied horizontally.

 

Sure would help if I supplied all the info, huh?

 

 

 

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