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RE: Steel beam from 1913

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I concur completely with Gary in this regard.

The important thing to remember is, you have a real-world situation, not 
something out of a book. This would be true, in my opinion, even if I were 
looking at something constructed of A992/A6 material five years ago.

"By the book" in this respect is academic. What's actually there is what 
you're analyzing.

-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:36 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Steel beam from 1913

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
> 636-448-3639 (cell)
> -----------------------------
> ________________________________
> From: "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)>
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)

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