[rescue] Floor loading... was Re: SGI ORIGIN 3800 SUPERCOMPUTER
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sat Jun 16 13:53:32 CDT 2007
Andrew Weiss wrote:
> The problem I am faced with, however, is my AS/400 and VAX 6000 are
> both 700 lbs each. The VAX does that in 30" square. According to
> standard floor loading for residential buildings, the area the VAX
> takes up should have no more than 250 lbs. loaded on it. If you use
> the 1.4 x loading factor for 40 psf, you get up to 350 lbs. I
> calculated that I'd need some sheet of material 4.1 ft on a side to
> slide under the thing to safely house it in the apartment. Are there
> such sheets commonly available for this kind of purpose or should I
> use just 3/4" plywood? Has anyone taken the batteries out of an AS/
> 400 and bypassed them?... that would take a lot of the weight out of
> that thing... which is about 2 ft by 3.5 ft.
I had my gun safe in two different upstairs apartments with no problems.
It weighs 580lb empty, probably 750-800lb loaded, and has a footprint
about 24" x 30" iirc. I probably wouldn't want to put it out in the
middle of a room, but hey ... why would you do that anyway?
Your VAX and AS/400, too, are most likely going to be next to a wall. I
doubt it'll be a problem. If you do feel you need a load spreader, a
sheet of good-quality 3/4" plywood should work just fine.
Phil Stracchino CDK#2
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