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Re: Live load under mechanical and solar units at roofs

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I think you should include roof live load in conjunction with solar panels due to ponding which may occur on flat roofs with or without solar panels.
 
Nancy Tennebaum
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Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 4:24 PM
Subject: Live load under mechanical and solar units at roofs

In the old code, I was able to find a section that stated that we can ignore the roof live loads under mechanical units.  I was trying to find this in the new code, but I could not locate it.  Does anyone know if this is still true and where in the code is it stated.  Also, does anyone know if this applies to live loads under solar collectors.  It is a Friday and I am tired of looking at the code.  Maybe a glass of beer will help me.

 

Thanks.

 

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