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I think the term is an American one as none of my standards or codes use the term. When I have run across it, I wasn't sure what was being specified. I think it may have just been used to cover all the bases and one's butt.
Gary

On 6/12/2014 5:24 PM, Bill Polhemus wrote:
I have never heard or seen any publication, software, etc, that defined
"service load" as anything other than "loads that occur at the service level."
A "factored load" is in fact a "factored SERVICE load."

Anyone implying anything else does not understand the term.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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On Jun 12, 2014, at 3:21 PM, Jim Getaz <jgetaz(--nospam--at)shockeyprecast.com> wrote:
Larry,
I wish that term would go away. It used to mean unfactored loads, but I
can never tell these days. "Factored" and "unfactored" are clear to everyone, I think. Jim

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