Possibly unsafe weight on upstairs bedroom floor?
December 28, 2011 12:29 AM Subscribe
Is it safe to fill up a 150-gallon tub in my bedroom?
posted by Maximian to home & garden (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in a small, free-standing house of unknown age (but built before 1968). I want to know whether filling up a 150-gallon tub of water, which (given expected fill and occupant) would weigh around 1,400 lbs (635 kg), would be dangerous in terms of too much weight on the floor. The tub is about 5 feet in diameter. The tub would be located in my bedroom, which is on the 2nd floor of the house. You probably can't answer this directly, knowing nothing about my house, but how can I find this out without actually trying it? Even if it's "probably safe", are there "best practices" for doing this sort of thing?
The tub would be filled for a few days at most; it's not going to be a long-term thing by any means.