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Old 11-29-2011, 09:09 AM   #1
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Wondering if 2x8 joists, 16" oc are adequate for supporting a tiled shower floor. I would be using the poured-pan approach and approximate dimensions are 36"x60". There are load-bearing walls below, approximately 2 feet beyond each end of the 60" dimension.

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Old 11-29-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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Bud, wouldn't the joist span be an issue?
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Bud, wouldn't the joist span be an issue?
That's possible and I am making an assumption that I probably shouldn't be making but I am assuming this bathroom is not more than five feet by about seven to nine feet. The load-bearing walls below stiffen everything but hey, I could be mistaken.

The truth is I am growing weary of the hacks and shabby advice and arguing that has erupted here in the past couple of months. There are plenty of people that go into these things blind and based on what they have been told by The Home Depot guys and it works out. The hacks have finally got me on the verge of screaming "UNCLE".

If the bathroom is bigger than 5X9 speak up and we'll re-think this thing. The eight inch floor joists are a concern maybe.
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Its definitely closer to 8 x 9. My first thought is thats a lot of weight centrally located.
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