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Existing joist information 32 L-AQ or 32 L-A-Q or 32 LA-Q

Existing joist information 32 L-AQ or 32 L-A-Q or 32 LA-Q

Existing joist information 32 L-AQ or 32 L-A-Q or 32 LA-Q

I am checking the capacity of the some existing joists and cannot find any information from SJI or other catalogs we have in our library.  I believe it may be a 32" LA joist but am not sure what the Q relates to. It does have some concentrated loads on it that may have leade the joist company to make it some kind of special joist.  I would appreciate any type of input. It spans approximately 44'0",  spaced at 7'-6" and is a roof joist built in or about 1962.  Thank you

RE: Existing joist information 32 L-AQ or 32 L-A-Q or 32 LA-Q

You may be able to post this over at SJI's website.

They have this form you fill out (http://www.steeljoist.org/investigation/default.asp ) and they were very helpful the few times I've used it.

Hope that helps.

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