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Very slick, J...  I can't believe that flew under the radar yesterday...

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Jordan Truesdell, PE <seaint2(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I suggest that you consider on-site research to determine the typical mounting conditions for brass poles. Although typically in a vertical mount configuration, they tend to see fairly significant lateral loads (typically from centripetal accelerations) and could reasonably be seen as being subject to common levels for in-service loading conditions for most railings.  Note that most places with this type of installation have a cover charge and a two drink minimum, and just remember to get most of your petty cash advance in ones; it will save time having to get change at the bar.

Richard Calvert wrote:

I’m trying to provide some calculations for brass railing and posts. However, I’m having a difficult time locating mechanical properties (which are standard for this kind of application) of the material.  Working with the most conservative numbers in the ASTM we find that not even a solid pipe works… the manufacturer prefers to use actual brass as well, as apposed to plated or faux.  Does anyone know a good reference? Or even plain out what the standard grade and properties are for this application?




Richard Calvert, EIT 

Project Engineer


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