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RE: Residential garage floor live load

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Not at the office, but I beleive ACSE has language about a point load based on a jack. Theoretically someone could use a floor jack that could transfer more than half of the car load. Land Rovers and say an F150 are over 6000 pounds.

From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 11:12 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Residential garage floor live load

I used to design them for the wheel load of a Ford Excursion. I don't know how many of those are selling now adays, but I would be very conservative in your design if I were you.


On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 8:16 AM, ken ng <zy7up(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I never have any project which the 2 cars garage slab is located above the bedrooms.  I used live load = 50 psf.  Does 50 psf live load is under estimate?  Should I include 1,500# concentrate wheel load?