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Bill,

Is it the fit-up, that is difficult with the 1/4 wall thickness?  I could split the sleeve, then it could be placed from the sides instead of trying to put one tube inside the other.  That would also give extra weld length along the length of the sleeve at the vertical joint.

Joe

 

Joseph R. Grill, P.E. (Structural)

Shephard - Wesnitzer, Inc.

Civil Engineering and Surveying

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Allen [mailto:T.W.Allen(--nospam--at)cox.net]
Sent:
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:44 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: HSS column splice

 

Joe –

 

I’ve specified things like this (on minor structures), but only with sections that have 3/16” thick walls. I think you might have trouble with 1/4” thick walls.

 

T. William (Bill) Allen, S.E.

ALLEN DESIGNS

Consulting Structural Engineers
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Grill [mailto:jgrill(--nospam--at)swiaz.com]
Sent:
Wednesday, June 07, 2006 3:06 PM
To: 'seaint'
Subject: HSS column splice

 

I'm doing a column splice detail.  I'm told that lengths over 20' in a 5x5 tube steel aren't available around here.  The splice will be just above a floor diaphragm, and I will be able to block the column into the floor framing pretty well.  I’m considering using a sleeve from a section of HSS that is larger than the column section.

 

Anyway, will an HSS 5x5 fit inside an HSS 5.5x5.5x1/4 sleeve?  Has anybody else out there done this?

Joe

 

 

Joseph R. Grill, P.E. (Structural)

Shephard - Wesnitzer, Inc.

Civil Engineering and Surveying