Clawfoot tub weight question
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 Â when we bought it, part of the deal was that we move it out of the basement where they had it Â 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?