January 23rd, 2010

Brace Pull
Will a triangle brace with a shelf on top be as strong if turned upside down?

Fastened to a wall, with the shelf on bottom of Support Brace instead of on top. Seems like the brace would be pulling “out” at the top & pushing “in” at the bottom at either position & be just as strong & support the same amount of weight. Or am I wrong?

No, the triangle brace installed as designed, “spreads” the load over a larger area.

If you turned it upside down, the weight would exert “pulling” force on the hardware attaching it to the wall, greatly reducing the load capacity of the shelf.

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