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Re: double angle vs starred (cruciform) angle

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On Jun 16, 2006, at 11:38 PM, Neil Moore wrote:

I've never used starred angles and they might be somewhat difficult to make the end connections.

Could also be that the starred configuration gives you a lot less column stiffness than the same four angles welded into a box. And the same amount of metal formed into an HSS section looks neater and is a lot easier to paint.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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