I just joined the groups and must say it is refreshing that everyone is so willing to help out people who have not been a part of theatre very long.
I come with a question or questions about casters/wagons and how to calculate the load and how many casters are needed.
I'm working on the set of The Addams family. I one (two technically) large set pieces that need to be moveable. Two set of stairs. Both with a total run of 14 feet and total Rise of 8foot 6 iniches.
To move them off stage or course stage I need to make them manageable. For 4-8 Student to move.
So my questions are? Does anyone have any suggestion as a rule of thumb number of casters for something that weighs in the ballpark of 300-500 lbs and is 14 feet Long , 8 foot 6 inches high and about 4 foot wide.
Thank you for pointing me in the correct direction. I am still working on this. I guess I need to calculate the psf for this will the assumed weight of 500lb over a 14x4 wagon.
14 foot x 4 foot = 56sftso500 lb divided by 56 sqft = 8.92pft2 I think that is correct.Then figuring out the Tributary area and so on and so forth.Let me know if I'm barking up the wrong tree here..Thanks Tracy