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Put these in the middle third of the span assuming you have uniform loading 
 of the breams.

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

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> On Oct 3, 2014, at 3:05 AM, Joe Venuti <jovenengr(--nospam--at)verizon.net> wrote:
> 
> I have several W16x50 beams that we need to make 3" dia. penetrations
> through. The fabricator was asking if they could cut circular openings and 
> place a 4" dia std pipe x 2" long through the web and fillet weld around 
> the pipe on both sides of the web.  The openings would be at mid-height 
> of beam. I contacted steel solutions center and their response was The 
> AISC Specification does not address this particular condition so you will 
> have to use your own judgment
> 
> The main span 30'-6" with 5'-6" cantilever each end. Holes will be 3ft-6ft 
> out from supports and third at 11'-6" out from support. Max moment is
> 44.2ft-kips Live and 31.0ft-kips Dead
> 
> What have others done in similar situation ?
> 
> Joe Venuti
> 
> Joven Engineering
> 

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