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Old 07-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #31
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Hey I just noticed. I know ABSOLUTELY ZERO about structures, so I'm gonna risk sounding like an idiot. What are those blue things in that picture?
They are grey metal actually i believe they its just called floor joist bracing. In this case cross bracing. It stiffens the floor up. They are simply nailed or screwed in place. Hope that answers your question as thats about all i know about it lol.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:06 AM   #32
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Bottom line...check with your landlord. It may very well hold, but if something happens and you have something there that is not allowed, it is going to spell trouble got you. Not worth the liability in my opinion. It's gonna be sad if something happens or if you spend a bunch of time and money and they make you tear it down.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:16 AM   #33
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They are grey metal actually i believe they its just called floor joist bracing. In this case cross bracing. It stiffens the floor up. They are simply nailed or screwed in place. Hope that answers your question as thats about all i know about it lol.
Yes it does lol
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #34
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They are grey metal actually i believe they its just called floor joist bracing. In this case cross bracing. It stiffens the floor up. They are simply nailed or screwed in place. Hope that answers your question as thats about all i know about it lol.
You are correct it is for extra support but the main purpose is to prevent the floor joists from twisting which adds longevity to the floor.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:29 PM   #35
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I would advise you to do as so many have already said. Many years ago this same type of argument was made concerning waterbeds. No apartments would allow them on upper floors even though they weigh less per square foot than a refrigerator. Structurally, the apartment should be fine with a 55. However, the landlord has the final say. It never hurts to ask. The worst that could happen is for him/her to say no.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #36
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I would advise you to do as so many have already said. Many years ago this same type of argument was made concerning waterbeds. No apartments would allow them on upper floors even though they weigh less per square foot than a refrigerator. Structurally, the apartment should be fine with a 55. However, the landlord has the final say. It never hurts to ask. The worst that could happen is for him/her to say no.
+1 that's when you build a cabinet around the whole tank that way you can close it up when ever he/she is coming over and never suspect a thing
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+1 that's when you build a cabinet around the whole tank that way you can close it up when ever he/she is coming over and never suspect a thing
Hahaha! Brilliant!
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