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Thor,
 
        I've seen that format on drawings before.  Some draughtsmen with a European background used to write it that way in the days when people used hand lettering on drawings.
 
Regards,
 
H. Daryl Richardson
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Subject: Re: RE: Channel Spec

... a rose by any other name ... I was wondering more about from whence the "U" came ...

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Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:38:11 -0800
Subject: Re: RE: Channel Spec

It's a channel. "Purlin" just describes its function. If it's on the roof it's a "purlin". Same section on the wall would be a "girt".

On Feb 21, 2011 4:46 PM, "Thor Tandy" <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net> wrote:
> That's what I figured but the dwgs done in 1965 show 8U11.5 but also adds
> "purlin" so I'm guessing it's a "purlin" section rather than a channel . it
> sure looks like a channel on site .
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> From: Tripp Howard [mailto:tripphoward(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 4:18 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
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> Looks like a C8x11.5 (8" deep, 11.5 lbs/ft)
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> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Thor Tandy <vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net> wrote:
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> Does anyone know the designation "8U11.5" as applied to a channel section?
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> TIA
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> Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
> Victoria, BC
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