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Old 12-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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fiberglass column strength

The 8" x 8' fiberglass columns I bought are hollow and only about 1/8" thick. They are supposed to rated for 6,500 lbs. Does this sound right? They are made by afco industries. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Is there any documentation or approvals by any independant authority or building code?

The capacity of a column depends on the length. A 6500# column at 8' long may carry only 1/4 that load at 12' or 16'.

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An 1/8" thick? Sounds Absurd.
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