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Weights of Building Materials, Agricultural Commodities, and Floor Loads for Buildings

The loads considered for a building are divided into two major categories; dead loads and live loads. Dead loads are associated with the building and do not change magnitude or location. It includes the weight of the building components, structural parts, and also any fixed equipment such as plumbing, electric, heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and sprinkler systems. Live loads change with time and include loads caused by people, animals, grain, potatoes, equipment, manure, etc. This fact sheet provides weights of these various loads in five tables.

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Weights of Building Materials, Agricultural Commodities, and Floor Loads for Buildings

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H-20

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4

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