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RE: Chain Link Fence Backstop

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I haven't designed backstops but agree with Gary that for open type
fence structures, clogging of openings due to debris needs to be
considered.  But the big question is "How much clogging?"  What net
surface area should be considered? 

Bill Sherman
CH2M HILL / DEN 
720-286-2792 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)bellnet.ca] 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:34 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Chain Link Fence Backstop

Allow for debris (newspapers etc getting caught the fence) and up here
ice and snow on it.
Gary

M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. wrote:
> I'm designing a baseball backstop for a city recreation park in 
> Florida.  The Owner wants a 28' foot high backstop - 18' of chain link

> fence topped with 10' of netting.  I'll check for adequate wind load 
> strength as an open sign using ASCE-7.  And I'm planning on checking 
> it for a railing horizontal load to allow for people leaning against
it.
>  
> Any words of wisdom from others who have done one of these?
>
> David Finley
>
>  

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