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Clawfoot tub weight question

Posted by gail_ish (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 1, 07 at 14:26

Hi all,

I also posted this on the bathroom forum, but after I thought since Im dealing with an old house, Id 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 (theres 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". (Im not at home, so I cant 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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RE: Clawfoot tub weight question

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.

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