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Max Load of rack

  1. Oct 23, 2015 #1
    I am trying to determine the capacity of this shelf i am building out of 2x2x.25 steel tubing. My only real question as of now, is lets say its 4ft wide and 8ft long, if i put a support every 1ft, does that mean when determining the max capacity i could treat it as several sections?

    guess what i am wondering is how do i account for supports when determining a max capacity?
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  3. Oct 23, 2015 #2
  4. Oct 26, 2015 #3
    Would be for steel storage. I attached a rough idea of what i am talking about. The verticals would be the legs, horizontal is where the weight is applied.

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