Beam and joist span chart for 223 psf live load?


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Old 05-03-17, 03:28 PM
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Beam and joist span chart for 223 psf live load?

My local code requires decks be designed to withstand 223 psf live load. All the beam and joist span tables I've found online are for 40 psf, and all the beam and joist span calculators I've found online go up to 100 psf max.

So far the prevailing wisdom is to pay an architect to compute a beam and joist span table for me, which I'm not sure I can afford to do.

How else can I compute a beam and joist span table for 223 psf live load?
 
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Old 05-03-17, 04:33 PM
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That's a crazy amount of live load, even for California!

Try this calculator:

https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/arch...rs/example8.1/

But I have a feeling they are going to want an engineer's stamp anyway.
 
 

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