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What would be the allowable point load on a pressure treated

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JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: What would be the allowable point load on a pressure treated pine 4x4 being used as a beam supporting deck stair stringers. The span is 60 inches and the beam is simply supported. Thank you.
JA: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: The 4x4 is being used as a spar to support stair stringers near ground level.
JA: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: I am concerned about deflection, especially with regard to aging of the wood.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
I would need to do a complete wind analysis
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
then analyze and design the foundations.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
I can offer that as a premium service of you would like, but I will need more information and to submit the offer for you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 months ago.
Let me know if you'd like me to do that

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