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RE: Steel beam from 1913

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I was speaking generally.

I would certainly feel comfortable myself, assuming the Fy for steel at 
that time period - usually ~30 ksi.

The only point I'm making is, if I'm looking at a job like this I really 
don't care what book the original designer consulted to specify his steel 
members. I care only about what's there.

I measure the depth, flange widths, thicknesses, etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Valerie Eskelsen Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:35 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Steel beam from 1913

I will not be able to coupon tests as this is only 2 beams in a residential 
 garage. If the flange was originally 1/2" and has rusted to 3/8" ... I 
will use a similar percentage loss on the web where I cannot take a caliper 
to it. If there is a better line of reasoning, please enlighten me.

Valerie Eskelsen
636-448-3639 (cell)

 From: "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 10:07 AM
Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Steel beam from 1913

I'm just curious.

I'm not exactly sure why the designation of a beam that old matters.

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