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Old 01-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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? about frame on the Cottage

I will be taking delivery on a Cedar Creek Cottage in a week and I have lots of questions:

What is meant by cambered I beam?

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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The I-Beam has been either heated or pressed into a slight arch to compensate for the load that will be put onto it. In this case the I-Beams will be cambered up so when the house is built onto the frame it loads the frame down straight. Can be used to prevent sag in a frame when loaded with weight.

Think of the upward bow (or camber) in a low-boy trailer.

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