Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: Live Load for residential home gym

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
I believe bench press plus their weight, Universal machine weighs more
than that.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Coombs [mailto:JCoombs(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 8:42 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Live Load for residential home gym

!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.

>>> On 10/11/2007 at 8:03 AM, "Micayas, Julius"
<jmicayas(--nospam--at)> wrote:

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.
Engr. Julius Micayas
P.E. license no.32969
Senior Lead Structural Engineer

Phone - 504-841-3014 (direct)
504 837-5275 (office)
Fax - 504-837-2986
E-mail:            jmicayas(--nospam--at)
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

******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* ***
*   Read list FAQ at:
*   This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers 
*   Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To 
*   subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to:
*   Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at) Remember, any email you 
*   send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted 
*   without your permission. Make sure you visit our web 
*   site at: 
******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********