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Old 05-12-2011, 03:46 AM   #111
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Yes but that is a serious amount of weight do you know how thick the pad is?
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:06 AM   #112
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6" Thick per code if I'm not mistaken. According to what I am seeing, that is good for at least 3500lbs per square inch, It's the same thickness in the house as it is in the garage, and my truck weights nearly 5,000 lbs, with only four small points of contact. I would imagine the tank should be supported with no issues.
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Ya you will have no problem man.
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #114
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Yes but that is a serious amount of weight do you know how thick the pad is?

on concret you can load up to thousands of pounds. more weight then a tank will ever weigh
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:27 PM   #115
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4" concrete combined with the weight of the load of a wall holding the roof of a house... Could lead to issues. Which is why I asked.
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the load bearing beam with posts they sit on a footing, its a much thicker pad and a differnt MPA of concrete, then gravel on top, then a floor is pours over that. if there is wood bearing walls then its the same thing, footing with a pop up that raises a few inches above the actual basement floor
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Right so that slab is sitying on a ledge of cement and the load bearing walls take a majority of wight but not all. 6" concrete apparently code in fl is most likely fine but in mn 4" is code which only has a 2500 load every three feet... If your gc got cheap and watered a bit its weaker yet. If a spot was weak on grade more so. My only concern was if she only had 4". Wiyh concrete you dont always see damage right away it so with nearly 3000 pounds it most likely wouldnt be a problem right away but yrs down the road. Once again she has 6" and it shouldnt be an issue.
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #118
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She is he, lol. Yes, I have friends down here with 300 gallon reefs that have no issues. I went as far as calling my builder, my house is only 2 years old, and he confirmed the concrete is 6 inches and actually the mix they use is good for 4000psi. The tank has a 1,728 square inch foot print, granted most of the weight is on the corners. But I don't anticipate any issues.
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Sorry i didnt pay close enough attention and thought we were responding to the op.
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Lol, its cool man.
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