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Re: Ceiling deflection damage caused by excessive snow - who  is responsible

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In a message dated 3/5/05 11:28:50 AM, Jnapd(--nospam--at)aol.com writes:
The snow load up there is 45 psf........
not all plan checks catch this....  I have seen some go through with none and 20 psf
deppends who plan checks the job.


Isn't this called incompetence?  What's the use of having a building department if they don't catch something as basic--and serious--as this?

Ralph Hueston Kratz, S.E.
Richmond CA UsA