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Old 07-08-2009, 07:20 AM
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I found 2" x 2" angle iron but its only 48 inches long. Is that long enough to span the opening of my oven stand which is 60 inches wide?

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:37 PM
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No. It will be 60-48=12 inches too short.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:44 PM
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I posed this question improperly. The width of my oven stand is 60 inches, the span of the opening is 31 inches. Is that long enough or should the angle iron extend across the full width (60") of the stand?
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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You will have over a foot of bearing each side, that should be more than enough. Even 2 - 3 inches would be plenty.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:08 PM
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Neil,

Thanks, just to double check the 48 inch angle iron across a 31 inch open span (leaving 8 inches on either side of the opening) is strong enough? to support everything that will go atop? When filling the cores does it make sense to fill all the cores in the front of the stand (the two corners and the single core on each side of the opening)?

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:31 PM
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Yep, that will be more than enough. Builders have dispensed with the row of blocks above the opening entirely, to get more access to the wood storage, and just put in an extra piece or two of rebar in the slab. If you're worried, plug the holes on the bottom, and fill the gaps between blocks with mortar. That should solidify things.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:52 PM
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THe block are plenty strong by themselves. I would drop a piece of 1/2 inch rebar in and fill the corners and the single cores front of the stand. If you are using the "knock out" type of blocks for the top course, run a 1/2 inch rebar around the top and fill this with concrete as well.

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