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Old 02-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #16
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Is 1000lbs too much weight on a typical floor?


check out this post Floor Load Limit

2x10 #2 spruce-pine-fir (douglas fir and southern pine would be stronger) joists spaced at 16" o.c. with a span of 12' should be good for about 85 pounds per square foot total uniform load (live + dead load) and still meet the L/360 deflection limit.

divide the weight of the flooring by the area of the stack and see how it compares to the 85 psf. if greater than the 85 spread out the stack.

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Old 02-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #17
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House was making lot of noise last night, probably because of weather, but it still made me paranoid, so think I'm going to move it. I put the level down and think the floor actually did start to sink a bit... it's straight now! So yeah think I will move them to the basement. It has to be done no matter what because they have to acclimate before they're installed. What I'll probably end up doing is framing the crawlspace then dricoring it, and that will give me room to do the rest of the basement.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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Ok decided to just move it all now that I regained some energy from previously moving everything else. I don't have to worry anymore.

I bought my nails and tapcons and I can start framing next time I'm off! Once I'm done framing then the drycore will go in.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #19
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Why would you, or anybody in their right mind pile it all in one spot, then ask?
Do you play Russian Roulette? What would it have taken to spread out the load a little?

As to the load bearing capability of Dri-Core, that has absolutely nothing to do with this issue. Dry core is placed with the plastic side down on concrete and is continuously supported. when it is properly installed. So how does that apply to a pile of weight point loaded over 4 square feet on a frame supported floor???
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Why would you, or anybody in their right mind pile it all in one spot, then ask?
Do you play Russian Roulette? What would it have taken to spread out the load a little?

As to the load bearing capability of Dri-Core, that has absolutely nothing to do with this issue. Dry core is placed with the plastic side down on concrete and is continuously supported. when it is properly installed. So how does that apply to a pile of weight point loaded over 4 square feet on a frame supported floor???
I had not considered it till after I was done. My goal was to leave it there till I'm ready to install so I did not want it to take up my whole kitchen. But ended up moving it all to the basement so all is good. I was hoping to save myself from having to move it all again but figured better safe than sorry.
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How much does each one weigh? I think those would have to be close to 8lbs each to add up to 1000lbs.
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Yeah they're like 7-8 or so. 2x2 waferboard with plastic at the bottom.

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