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Title: Live Load for residential home gym

CBC 2007 has “Gymnasiums, main floor and balconies” at 100 psf per Table 1607.1.  I would assume part of that accounts for the equipment and the other for the people using it.  My feeling is that 50 psf for a home gym would be adequate.


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From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 4:03 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Live Load for residential home gym


50 psf LL sounds reasonable for a home gym.  Or am I way off?  Any advice would be appreciated…  TIA

David A. Topete, SE

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