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Conrad and Gary, I thank you for the link and wisdom! Looks like my angle will get beefed up a bit and can make the radius.

Can he get the steel to Morgan Hill, CA cheaper than the local steel guy? I'd like to get you that beer if possible :-)  Tell him to buy you one anyway, he's your brother!


On 10/5/07, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <ghodgson(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Go with as thick a member as you can.  All those rules about local
buckling apply.  For example,  instead of a L4x4x1/4, use an L2.5
x2.5x3/8  and instead of MC10x8.4, use the heaviest 6" or 8" standard
channel, you can get.  The lighter members will end up looking like a
krinkle potato chip--not that there is anything wrong with krinkle
potato chips.
You can google Hodgson Custom Rolling for further advice although I am
sure there are other rolling suppliers. If you buy something, then my
brother will buy me a beer.

Gerard Madden, SE wrote:
> I've got a curved CMU wall with a tight radius (5.5 ft) that I need to
> provide a ledger for metal deck w/ concrete fill (on inside of curve)
> The CMU wall continues up above the slab to form a parapet/guardrail
> (it's a landing on an exterior stairwell).
> I was thinking that radius-ing an angle would be difficult (to
> maintain flatness) since it's not doubly symmetric, but maybe it's
> done all the time???
> What about radius-in a MC10x8.4 with the toes going toward the center
> of the radius?
> --
> -gm

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