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Pipe Truss 3" (8cm) & Larger

Vertical Sections

Horizontal End-plates with proper openings

Hole locations for the vertical members should be as shown in examples A and B .

Each vertical member should have two holes at each end and 180° apart in line with the horizontal members as indicated by the arrows. The size of the holes preferably should be equal and the combined area of the two holes at either end of the verticals (Areas C and D or Areas E and F) should be at least 30% of the cross-sectional area.

End Plates - Horizontal

  1. The most desirable fabrication is completely open with the same hole diameter as the tube’s inner diameter.
  2.  Equal substitutes would have openings as shown and would be at least 30% of the area of the inside diameter.