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!000# is a bit much.  For those that go to a gym, you'll note a heavy machine will go up to about 250# and cover about 2'X2' at the support.
>>> "Micayas, Julius" <jmicayas(--nospam--at)> 10/11/2007 8:03 AM >>>

David, although 50 psf is sounds reasonable however, the magnitude of the point load is quiet big especially if you are talking

Bowflex, Weight rack, etc as your gym equipments. I suggest disregarding the descriptive word “home” and focusing the word “Gym” would eliminate the confusion. In my opinion a 150 psf plus a concentrated load of 1000 lb. would be ideal for this kind of application.



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From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:03 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