Pictures of My Machine Room (So Far)
ploopster at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 19:41:56 CDT 2007
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>>> Because I've *decidedly* exceeded the floor loading capacity.
> I would be nervous about not having some cross support on the extra
> beams. they will tend to twist as you move around, and you should do
> lateral bracing on a setup like this if it is long term. Good idea though
> with what you have up top though.
Well, actually, this is more of a temporary setup. The basement floor
is deteriorating a bit, it being 80+ years old and having seen its share
of damp. So what I'm intending on doing is chipping out the parts that
are flaking and pouring a good 3"+ slab on top of the existing one. I'm
going to be extending those beams all the way across to the other side
of the house, and seating them on poured footings. Plus, the beams I
have right now are doubled-up 2x12s. I'll replace them with
manufactured wood I-beams later. That's the long-term goal anyway.
Right now, I'm just making sure not to roll anything around too fast.
That said, the room definitely feels pretty solid when you're walking
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