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I never had to worry about that,as mine have always bee in a ground-level area, witha a concrete floor.I would not suggest anybody store a big collection any other way.


                                 Roger Kulp

Nicole Blain <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hello all,
 
Does anyone know what the standards are for floor load capacity for stacks of 12" vinyl and 10" shellac discs.
 
The standard for library book stacks is ~150 pounds psf.  I tried and failed to find anything on the internet that specifies vinyl and/or shellac.  I imagine it would be higher for the latter.  If there's an official document or study out there too, it would help convince the architects/engineers that this is an important issue.
 
I found an article in the Fall 1993 ARSC Journal: Storage of Sound Recordings by Richard Warren Jr.  He has weight per linear foot, but not floor load capacity.  
 
Our collection houses ~175,000 12" vinyl and ~30,000 10" shellac discs.
 
Merci,
Nicole
 
Nicole Blain
Manager, Music Library/
Chef, Musicothèque
CBC/Radio-Canada
P.O. Box 500, Station A
Toronto, ON
Canada  M5W 1E6
Tel: 416.205.5901
Fax: 416.205.8574
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