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Re: [APD] DIY tanks

S. Hieber wrote:
> If you have a would subfloor, don't forget consider the stress in bending of your floor joists? Average load per sq foot is very unlikely to be an issue but stress in bending could, especially if the tank is oriented parallel to the joists.
> Have factors, have fun,

Something that has always baffled me: Most building codes specify 
something around 40-50 pounds per square foot for dead loads. Any tank 
taller than about 11" will exceed that load. There has to be something 
else to the equation. I even work with structural engineers and 
architects, but oddly enough none of them has been able to tell me how 
to calculate the largest tank capacity I can have (assuming conformance 
to the code) before I need to reinforce the subfloor.

"He who throws dirt is sure to lose ground."

Jerry Baker
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