calculating the weight of decking

Can our deck support the hot tub we ordered? - hottub | Ask MetaFilterWe're taking delivery of a new hot tub today and I'm not wholly sure that our deck is strong enough to support it. Is there a simple way to to ... the tub is by SofTub, holds 300 gallons of water and they say it weighs about 2700 pounds full but that its weight per square foot is less than 90 pounds/sq.ft. the deck is about 15 ... Also, please don't forget the weight of the people in your calculations - it's not just water + tub, at least if you want to have any fun. posted by true at ...

Pallet Rack Wire Decking: Calculating Gauges and Capacity7 Dec 2010 ... A very cut & dried solution: look at the weight per part. Deck weights should be listed on all quotes. If you are comparing two suppliers for a project make sure you are comparing similar parts. Any obscurement that may be going on is ferreted out by the weight. A sturdier deck weighs more. If the difference is more than a pound per deck, double check. Make certain it's going to hold your heaviest load and that it's robust enough to take the punishment wire decks are ...

Deck Building - Understanding Load Capacity - Build a Deck That ...Dead load is basically the load created by the weight of the deck itself. This is usually about 10 psf. the live load is created by all the extras like furniture, planters, and people. This is usually about 40 psf. Together the design load would be 50 psf. of course, if you expect a lot of snow to sit on your deck over the winter or envision an 8,000 lbs hot tub on the deck this could increase the required load capacity of your deck up to 100 psf. In order to be able to determine the amount of force ...

Deck Load Calculator - DecksGoThis calculator determines the size of each tributary area of your deck. It then determines the total load from each tributary area based on the design load of your deck. Default is 50 psf which you can change. the total load for each tributary area is then divided by the area of each footing in order to determine the load psf imposed on the soil. This value must not be greater than the bearing capacity of the soil. If it is, you must increase the size of the footing to spread the weight out over a ...

calculating the correct pier diameter - Village of Hoffman Estatescalculating the CORRECT PIER DIAMETER. Concrete piers are used to transfer the deck's weight to the ground. To be effective, they need to be sized and spaced according to the deck's design load and the soil's bearing capacity. In cold climates, piers need to be placed below the frost line to prevent frost heaves. the frost line used in Hoffman. Estates is 42 inches below grade. How many and what size? Three things affect the number and the size of piers you use: 1. the way ...

Calculate Deck Load Capacity - Tributary Area - DecksGoWhat a great question. the issues around deck load capacity is one I receive often from visitors asking how much weight they should design their deck for. the discussion quickly leads to the overall strength of the framed structure. But that is only one part of it. That's because any analysis of what load a structure may bear upon itself and its foundation must involve the support post network and soil bearing capacity.

Weight Lumber Calculator - LearnFraming.com2 Aug 2014 ... Calculate the weight of kiln dried pine, green oak, and pressure treated wood of any size with this free and easy online tool.

Successful Hot Tub Planning | Professional Deck Builder | Options ...25 Jan 2014 ... If a hot tub is going to be elevated, the framing will have to support it. Because the loads from the tub, the water, and the occupants can exceed 100 pounds per square footand most decks are designed to support combined live and dead loads of only 50 pounds per square footadditional structural support is usually needed. calculating loads. A typical 7 1/2-foot by 7 1/2-foot hot tub, for example, with a dry weight of 855 pounds can hold 420 gallons of water and six ...

Weight Calculator for metal sheets and plates - Rime GmbH3 May 2017 ... weight calculator for sheet metal. Steel, aluminium and stainless steel are the most used construction materials. A precise weight calculation is extremely important for big metal constructions, in the the transport sector and for lifting facilities. It is also important to know the weight for machining metal sheets no matter the material. Above all there is a economic advantage to reduce the weight of a metal construction. the less metal you need to construct a stable ...

BOB HEIDENREICH: Deck Math III | LBM Journal11 Nov 2014 ... Joists hangers connect to the ledger board, but before you select any hanger, you want to know how much weight your deck is going to carry and how much load each hanger should hold. First, if you refer to the manufacturer's guide, you'll be able to determine the structural properties of joist hangers, and how much weight each can hold. Now, let's say we're constructing a deck that is 16 feet deep, but has a cantilevered beam, leaving a span of 14 feet. Joist span is ...

How Much Weight Can My Deck Hold? | LBM Journal24 Jul 2017 ... the answer you give a customer will never be as simple as just telling the customer that their deck can hold 2,000 pounds. That's just not how it's calculated. the primary reasons that a customer may want to learn more about the weight load of their deck has to do with the current trends toward outdoor living. Many customers nowadays are looking at adding a hot tub to their deck, or an outdoor kitchen space complete with appliances. Before you give them an answer, ...

Determine how much weight my deck can hold - decks jacuzzis ...An engineer or your local authority should be able to give you some idea as to whether it is capable of holding the weight in addition to the weight of the number of people that could fit onto the deck. As the weight of the tub full of water will have to be calculated in addition to however many people the deck is deemed fit for, it is highly unlikely that the deck can take the extra weight legally, unless it was over-engineered in the first place. Whatever you do, don't just think ...

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