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Old 05-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Could anybody tell me how to chase loads?

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Old 05-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
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OK, now you've got me confused. Chase loads??

What exactly are you trying to do?

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Old 05-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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OK, this may or may not have anything to do with the OPs question, but in framing, chasing loads refers to following a load path from the roof to the foundation.

In other words, certain framing details create point loads. Point loads must be supported or transferred all the way to and through the foundation, to the footing.
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Ah, thanks loneframer....now that makes sense. If he had said load points or point loads, that I would have gotten. Never heard it referred to as chasing loads (usually hear it referred to as load transfer to footings/foundation, or load point transfer, etc).

If the poster would mention the type of building (garage, car port, house, etc), we'd probably be able to give some info, but without knowing what type of building, or openings it has (garage doors, walk-in, etc) it's hard to give any info.
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Ah, thanks loneframer....now that makes sense. If he had said load points or point loads, that I would have gotten. Never heard it referred to as chasing loads (usually hear it referred to as load transfer to footings/foundation, or load point transfer, etc).

If the poster would mention the type of building (garage, car port, house, etc), we'd probably be able to give some info, but without knowing what type of building, or openings it has (garage doors, walk-in, etc) it's hard to give any info.
That's why I put in the disclaimer, just in case he was talking electrical or something.
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That's why I put in the disclaimer, just in case he was talking electrical or something.
Or truck driving, fork lift operating or running a wheel barrow.

Complete sentences and thoughts in English are always helpful
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Well, next time a truck with a whole bunch of stuff on it passes by, start running real fast after it. Do it just right and you will be chasing a load....... of what, I'm not sure.
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He said loads :
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OK, now you've got me confused. Chase loads??

What exactly are you trying to do?
I am currently designing a building for my engineering class at my high school, and need to know how to chase loads for the building
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I am currently designing a building for my engineering class at my high school, and need to know how to chase loads for the building
Then loneframer answered your question. "How" to do it is a whole heck of a lot more complicated and would take book-loads of information...
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Well then, it should be as the Loneframer said it was, establishing the correct continuity path for structural loads.

Your grammar is absolutely horrible. Drop out of your engineering class and do double duty in English. I commend your engineering skills and interest, but it is absolutely imperative that you use words, grammar and phraseology that is discernable by people at large. We should not have to guess what you are speaking of, it should have been clearly and easily written without the use of slang.

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As part of my High School Engineering class, I am designing a small building. I have been told that I need to "chase the loads" better, which I take to mean establish a load path from the headers and trimmers to the foundation better than I presently have.

Could anyone give me some pointers?
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Years back when I was building we stacked all framing members. Stud, ceiling joist or floor joist, stud ceiling joist rafter, all lined up from bottom to top. You could stand in front of our building and look and see all studs lined up from front to back, side to side.

Things change so much I couldn't tell you the code on strapping now. Codes are even different from one location to another due to earthquakes, hurricanes etc.
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Then loneframer answered your question. "How" to do it is a whole heck of a lot more complicated and would take book-loads of information...

i really dont care how much information i need, i just need to know how to do it!
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It’s hard for me to believe that the answers to your questions aren’t in the text material supplied by your instructor and I doubt he/she would want you to look for the answers in a internet chat room.

Read the book.

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