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Question about the structural integrity of angle iron..

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:29 am    Post subject: Question about the structural integrity of angle iron.. Reply with quote

Brand new here.

I am not a structural engineer.


I have been instructed to hang a gas heater on 2 pieces of 3"x3"x3/16" angle iron.

These angles are ran horizontally and in parallel and they span a gap of 18'.

The heater that is hanging off of them weighs roughly 400 pounds. It's pretty close to being in the center of the 18' gap.

There is no other support or bracing on the angle. I tried to support it but my manager corrected me. He told me that everything was great.

The heater is hanging approximately 6' under the angle from 4 pieces of 3/8" threaded rod. I can tell you that it was designed to be hung in this manner and that is likely the only correct part of the installation.

It seems dangerously unstable.

I've been told by my manager that it is 100% safe, he says he can do pull ups off of it. I think it's an accident waiting to happen.

Can you help me please?
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