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03-15-2012, 6:05 AM
I have a two story home and want to place 700 pound safe in one of the upstairs bedrooms. I am wondering if there could be any structural issues to the house because of the weight?
03-15-2012, 6:30 AM
its a roll of the dice, 700lbs can turn into 1200 when its full of stuff
03-15-2012, 6:52 AM
It should not be an issue at all. Just make sure you stick it close to support beams. Would you put a water bed up there? If the answer is yes then the same answer applies to the safe.
03-17-2012, 5:42 AM
I would not be able to place it over a weight bearing wall. It would end up over the fireplace structure
03-17-2012, 9:06 AM
make sure its placed where the floor joists are perpendicular to the wall, not parallel.
more floor joists to support the weight, the less likely the floor will 'bounce' when you walk by (indicator that you are near loading capacity).
near a interior load bearing wall
near a exterior wall
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