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The only thing I can add to what has been said is to measure the beam in several places. Due to rusting and rolling tolerances, there may be several variations in the thicknesses along the beam. I have seen some weird variations in beams. I have also seen beams that were rejected at the mill as out of tolerance and sold to scrap dealers who in turn sold them to so-so steel re-sellers.
Gary Hodgson

On 2013/06/26 11:35 AM, Valerie Eskelsen wrote:
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
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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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