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Re: [Killietalk] Tank weight
wm crash wrote:
> Thanks all for the advice . . . it seems I have a worst case scenario here.
> Beams are 2x10, 16" apart, spans are 12 feet, and all available spots would
> place the tank running along one beam (or two with any luck and precise
> measurements) right in the middle of the beam. For a 40G tank and stand,
> that works out to around 400 lb, which I am not confortable with. Seems like
> any larger tank must go to the basement.
Call your local friendly city engineer. He will be able to tell you the
load rating of that floor. A stand (and a sheet of plywood, if needed)
should spread the load and make it possible to put any reasonable size
tank on that type of floor.
My guess is that it is rated at about 1000 lb/ft2. Pianos (3 and 4 point
loads), fat people, and lots of other heavy furniture are far more
likely to stress the floor's basic structure than a typical aquarium
with stand that spreads the load.
Free advice is always worth every penny. :-)
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