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Old 05-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Does my house can hold 120 gallon tank in family room?

My pretty old house built in 1987 and I checked joists yet but still not sure.
Is anybody knows about it?
Also I put my piano in family room already its around 7-800 pound.


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Old 05-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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I'm assuming this is on a second floor? You want to place the tank in a way that will cross as many joists as possible. You will want it close to a wall (not too close so it doesn't sit on the tack strip under your carpet (I did this once and couldn't figure out why my tank was so crooked). I'm not a structural engineer so I can't comment on how much weight the floor should hold. If the water in the tank moves when you walk by I would consider bracing it.

Edit: Old house = 1987? Mine was built in '57! Luckily I got a nice basement with a concrete slab.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #3
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IMO If your house was built to code you should have no problem. On a outside wall or a load bearing will have better support. I had a 240 gallon set up in a very cheaply build house on a inside wall, while the floor held it would bounce when someone would walk by.
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