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- From: "Gerard Madden, SE" <gmse4603(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:29:22 -0700
With a slab you should be good. A grand piano sits on wood floors no prob with 3 small points of bearing...
Live Load Sign: No Equipment other than the Chuck Norris Home Gym TM shall be used in this area or he'll show up and kick some ass.
It appears to be a few nautilus machines, and it'll be on a structural slab. Designing for residential 40 psf vs. 50 psf won't impact the design too much. But, designing for 100 psf or more might make a noticeable difference. I don't think it's Phil and co. that'll be using it.
David A. Topete, SE
I think that is fine for joist design with maybe a 500lb point load allowance anywhere along the span for the free weights. More than likely, the free weight stand will be against a mirrored wall so they can watch themselves flex and pose in the wee hours of the night, making it a shear issue more than anything....but in case it's out in the middle of the room, I would do the point load allowance. I guess it depends on how much room flexibility they'd need and how many people can fit in the room. If it's just 1 or two people using the room at a time, I doubt there is a need for more than (4) 100lb dumbells on a rack.
Now, if it's the Margera Family weight room, then maybe 125 psf live load is a reasonable assumption. :-)
On 10/11/07, Micayas, Julius <jmicayas(--nospam--at)riverconsulting.com> 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.
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50 psf LL sounds reasonable for a home gym. Or am I way off? Any advice would be appreciated… TIA
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