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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 590 days ago

If we’re going to try to engineer a solution, I think we need to know a little bit more about how the weight will be distributed across the resulting beam, how the beam will be supported, and (here’ s the difficult part) what dynamic loads will be placed on the beam in the process of moving it.

And how much flex the building can withstand, because flex strength and breaking strength are vastly different.

I mean you can plug numbers in to the AWC wood span calculator all day, and 7 tons isn’t that much weight, but there’s a lot of assumptions that’d have to be made here to figure anything out.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke


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