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Re: Live load under mechanical and solar units at roofs

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The worst part was when I went up to clean the gutters and in an obscure corner found a *HUGE* pile of, um, well, you know.

Ralph

In a message dated 3/28/08 5:41:23 PM, smaxwell(--nospam--at)umich.edu writes:
Sounds lot like the fat squirrels that play around on my roof or sit there chewing on stuff on my window sills!
 
Regards,
 
Scott
Adrian, MI


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From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 8:28 PM
To: sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Live load under mechanical and solar units at roofs

Steve,

Good question.  I can't find them in Table 4-1 (ASCE7).  I used to live under a flat roof on which a bunch of 'coons played their nightly round of volleyball.  From the sound of it I'd say that 100 psf for gymnasium main floors would not be unduly conservative.  :)

Ralph

In a message dated 3/28/08 5:15:40 PM, sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com writes:
Ralph,
What do you usually assume for the rat load in the Bay area?
Steve Gordin



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