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Re: Frost depth in Northern Jordan

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That is a good point. But there are areas in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and other states where the design ice thickness is 1/2", but the design frost depth is zero.

There are areas in Jordan that have a minimum average January temperature of about 36 degrees F which is warmer than the 31.8 degrees F for Birmingham, AL. The frost depth for Birmingham, AL is 6". That should give you a good idea of frost depth.

Harold Sprague

From: Neil Moore <nma(--nospam--at)>
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Subject: Re: Frost depth in Northern Jordan
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:03:35 -0700

We design for ice on poles in Amman.

Neil Moore, SE, SECB

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