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Posted by: scopley

02/18/2007, 23:09:52

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I have a 500 (4000 lbs) gallon water tank that is currently suspended on two 3" steel channel beams across an 8 foot section. I want to replace the steel beams with aluminum. What size will the channel need to be to support this weight or should I go to an I-beam?

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Stephen








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Posted by: Kelly Bramble

02/19/2007, 08:18:54

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You need figure out exactly which steel channel shape is installed and the loading configuration. See /standard_material/Steel_channel_properties.htm. The loading configuration is just which side of the beam is the load applied to.






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Posted by: djinn

02/19/2007, 01:45:56

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You could just galvanize some steel channels if it's corrosion resistance you're after.







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