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ASQENGG2(--nospam--at) wrote:

Before you have commented on the eccentricity, you should have found out first what is the stress contributed by this eccentricity.  Sometimes plan checkers, just to satisfy their ignorance, try to make a mountain out of a molehill.  Let's assume that the load is a drag load = 4800 lbs. then due to the eccentricity, the moment will be 4800x1.75 = 8400 in-lbs.
the bending stress will be fb=8400x6/(2x1.5x3.5^2) =1371 psi < 1688 psi (adequate). That's the way I see it. If I'm missing something, hope somebody will point me to the right direction.

Plus, CD factor of 1.33, and shape factor.

Suresh Acharya, S.E.
Richmond, CA