Floor support for 600 gallon water tank

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Cahoffa, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. Cahoffa

    Cahoffa New Member

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    I really appreciate your help, Wayne! The blocks are stone and the shims are wood.
     
  2. wwhitney

    wwhitney Active Member

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    The main problem with the stone stacks is that there's nothing holding the stack together, so in a good windstorm or earthquake, things could easily shift to the detriment of your structure. [Plus the stones should be partially buried in the soil, which is impossible to verify from the photos.]

    And as to your original question, what you have isn't suitable for a water tank, but if you are interested in fixing your existing footings, the additional work for the water tank would likely just be two more footings and some framing. You'd want to get an engineer to design all that for you, rather than listen to some person on the Internet.

    Cheers, Wayne
     
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  3. Jeff H Young

    Jeff H Young In the Trades

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    Cheers, Wayne[/QUO
    Good point Wayne but Engineers arent free. Looking at your building Id consult with an experianced foundation and structural man, at a minimum possibly engineer . but im thinking out there in Yukon its probebly kind of in the sticks like homesteader cabins. In which case Id use whoever was good at this stuff. because It doesent seem your going to be able to figure it out with out help
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  4. Cahoffa

    Cahoffa New Member

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    Yes, I will! Thank you, Wayne!
     
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