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Load bearing capacity of suspended worktop
Last Post 28 Sep 2013 12:07 PM by Rani Daly. 0 Replies.
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Rani Daly
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28 Sep 2013 12:07 PM
    Hi I am wondering if you can help me. I have Installed an L-shaped quartz granite work top in a kitchen area.
    The facts are as follows:
    1. One end of the L is stuck to the kitchen work top and supported by same.
    2. At the other end of the L there is a vertical granite support going down to the ground.
    3. The bend of the L is floating and currently unsupported.

    I would like to avoid putting a support under the L bend, as this will detract from the design feature of the whole piece. However I need to work out if a) this is totally avoidable or b) avoidable, but with load bearing limits.

    If load bearing limits are applicable I would like to work out what they are.

    Can someone help me please? I will need to send the drawings with measurements to you via email for you to be able to work out properly. I've tried every sum I can think of but really I am not sure which equation (or group of equations) to apply.

    Please can someone volunteer their expertise? I'm sure it's a relatively easy thing to work out for someone who knows what they are doing but it's beaten me at this stage!



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