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- Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 13:09:15 -0800
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From: "Joseph R. Grill"
Subject: Glass guardrail support
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2008 14:01:58 -0700
I am looking at the support system for a guard rail system. The system is pre-manufactured and only the attachment to the structure needs to be designed. It is a guard in a residence and I am told will be 36" high. I also understand that per IBC 1607.1 that I only need to consider the 200# load requirement. The glass panels are wide (from what I am told, they are the full width of the opening they serve with no intermediate vertical non-glass members.I am wondering if there is some distribution of the 200# concentrated load that can be taken from the top of the guard to the support attachment? with a 36" high guard can the 200# load be distributed over, say 3 ft? or maybe something other 2ft?, 6ft? A distribution would make my attachment to the substructure much easier since it is a wood substructure.Thanks,Joe Grill
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