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Old 03-20-2015, 12:12 AM   #1
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testing diy stand

I just made a 36x49x19 aquarium stand. I was wondering how do people test them to see if they will hold the weight? I ask cuz my XP with woodworkin is nil in IRL. I dont want to just put my tank on it andhave it come crashing down cuz im no carpenter. any ideas?
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Sit on it, if it will hold you, it will hold most tanks.
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my 170lbs isnt close to a the approx 750lbs the tank will hold....
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Got any photos? Should be able to tell by looking at it..
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my 170lbs isnt close to a the approx 750lbs the tank will hold....
LOL, get 4 or 5 people to sit on it!
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Stack the equivalent weight on it... bags of sand/gravel, concrete blocks, bricks, heavy books, a few friends... If your target tank will weigh 750lb test it to 1000 lb to be safe.
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Stack the equivalent weight on it... bags of sand/gravel, concrete blocks, bricks, heavy books, a few friends... If your target tank will weigh 750lb test it to 1000 lb to be safe.

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I used 4x4 for the legs and 2x4 for the outline i plan on putting more braces up top and bottom just waiton on weather...this just my skeleton for the moment.

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Maybe throw a brace on the inside of each side between the front and back and another 2 evenly spaced through the center, level the top out then I'm sure she'll carry more than enough, I prop roofs up with less than thatClick image for larger version

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These posts were 120mm x 120mm (or 5x5 as you muricans say) holding up a lot more than 700lbs when completed with people on the balcony plus the weight of the deck and roof, just need to get the top 100% flush..
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LOL, get 4 or 5 people to sit on it!
I agree. Butt check it.
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