Calculate Load Capacity

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Calculate Load Capacity

Postby TY (guest) » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:12 am

I need to quote the proper load capacity for an attic storage area. There are walk ways underneath the storage area and we need to put up a maximum capacity sign. The dimensions of the attic/storage are 60' long by 24' wide by 7 1/2' high. The support flooring is 1' thick floors that are 4x4's with plywood covering. There is standard cross beams below the flooring and every 8 ft. there is a beam from the floor to the attic. Can anyone help me figure this out.
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Postby Guest » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:03 am

It depends more on those "standard beams" and posts than the floor. It also depends on the lumber quality.

It is not just a conversion, and should probably be reviewed by an engineer.

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