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I want to use a 3" I Beam over a 10' span with 1000LB loads

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I want to use a 3" I Beam over a 10' span with 1000LB loads at 2', 5' & 8' positions. Will the beam support the load?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What 3" I beam? What is the designation?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The beam is a 7LB per foot

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Beam size 3" section depth, 2.33" flange width, .260" Average flange thickness, .170" web thickness weight per foot 7.5 Lbs per foot.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
That beam is over stressed under that loading.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any other questions for me on this topic? Do you want a beam size that works?

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