Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
some odd things I noticed in my "new" house
Did they weld any flanges on the ball side (wheel surface side) of the rail? If they did, carefully check the welds for cracking (not in the weld, but in the rail, itself, around the welds) The strength of the rail is not in question, but the brittleness at any welds will be a concern due to the much higher carbon rating of the rail as compared to an "I" beam.
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François Duc de La Rochefoucauld