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The amount of time Santa spends at each individual house has been covered and is on the order micro-seconds....I would use Cd = 1,000, personally. You are covered in my opinion.
> don't forget the temporary loading, hence Cd = 1.25
-----Original Message-----
From: David Topete [mailto:d.topete73(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 4:19 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Reindeer live load

Remember, the load is spread across the rails of the sleigh.  Also, don't forget the temporary loading, hence Cd = 1.25. 
Pretty soon, every roof will be "green," and roof LL will be 100 psf minimum...  Yay!

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 7:24 PM, <erik_g(--nospam--at)> wrote:
Holy crap, I just realized that the 40psf for residential roof LL is not
sufficient for Santa. Since he will be loaded down w/ presents and all the
big reindeer and stuff.

I think we should lobby to have the LL changed to 60 psf for roof LL.

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