Clawfoot tub weight question

gail_ishAugust 1, 2007

Hi all,

I also posted this on the bathroom forum, but after I thought since IÂm dealing with an old house, IÂd get different insight.

We moved into a 150 year old log house that we are redoing. When we moved, I brought with us an old clawfoot tub. We are putting in a bathroom upstairs (thereÂs only one on the main floor now), but my husband is worried about the weight of the tub + water + people on the floor. The trusses look to be about 3"x8". (IÂm not at home, so I canÂt double check). It is very heavy  when we bought it, part of the deal was that we move it out of the basement where they had it  it took hubby & 2 friends.

My question is: how do we figure out if the floor can handle that weight or not? Is the only way to hire a structural engineer for a consultation?

Many thanks,


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Probably - we had a 100 y ear old home with a heavy claw foot tub on the second floor I made good use of. We also parked a waterbed king-size on the second floor and a library.

City Hall Building Permit Office probably can put you in touch with an inspector who will do the calculation for you or give you the name of an engineer who will do it.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 9:22PM
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