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Old 08-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #31
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Yeah, I've seen sistering mostly used to fix already-sagged floors - you jack up the old floor, sister the joists (adhesive/nails), and bob's your uncle, un-sagged floor.

If anything he could add some more joist blocking around where the tank will be sitting...but since he's on an outside wall already, probably not much gained.
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #32
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Ok, 3 hours later.
I nail #4 2x4 top plates against the load. Those are 2x9.

Another #4 2x4 bottom plates on the concrete floor. Don't ask why i couldn't do a long one, it was already done...couldn't yank it up.

Then I place #4 2x4 studs from top plate to bottom plate.

Another few blocks from the concrete studs to the new 2x4 studs.
I'm very sure this can handle my tank.
Note to self:
Finish all framing first before doing plumbing, not the other way around lol.
Off to finish the stand, will report back in a few hours.

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #33
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Its slowly getting there...
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #34
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Got the two doors done. Doing the middle ones tomorrow. That one will be closed.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #35
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Got all the doors done. Sanded all the surface. Going to paint tomorrow. I ask for help, but the wife said she already was helping....
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:58 AM   #36
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thanks guy, i'm taking those 2x4 out tomorrow and adding the top plate. Then I'll put the 2x4 stud back on. Are there any extra plates? I see the diagrm with load, then 2x4 , and top plates. are these the same thing?

@mittens, my stand is overbuilt, it'll be fine.
A double top plate is standard for any frame wall. If this is in a basement with a slab-on-grade if the soils below are good then you might be ok with a single bottom plate. If there is ANY shifting at all, it is better to float the bottom of the wall using 60d nails. It might be worth spending a little to have a structural engineer come out and take a quick look.



(disclaimer: I am an Architectural designer, I work with structural engineers on my buildings every day, but I am not qualified to design any structural systems, a professional should be consulted regarding any structural changes / additions to any building before construction begins)
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #37
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I consulted with a structure engineer at work and he said it look fine.
He recommend a builder to come inspect it.
My brother in law is coming on Sunday to check up on the structure. He have much more experience than I do from building houses.
my expertise is systems/networks. I didn't realize this project was so big. First time doing all this, but I learn a lot. Next time, I might just buy a ready tank/stand...

Got the stand painted. Doing the sump this weekend. If it goes well, we might get the tank on top of the stand this weekend.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #38
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Price were just drop on aquasoil, order 12 bags. Man that's some expensive dirt.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:29 PM   #39
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It looks like your wife was painting.....just not the stand

Impressive. I give you a lot of credit for not getting frustrated with all the work. Keep posting.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #40
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It looks like your wife was painting.....just not the stand

Impressive. I give you a lot of credit for not getting frustrated with all the work. Keep posting.
man, i did all the work myself, and its my first DIY at everything. So it was a lot of learning and screw ups as well. Next build will be much better, but a long time from now.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:35 PM   #41
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Everything looks really good so far. Very smart of you to take your time and do it right. Looking forward to seeing this progress. Keep posting updates.

And really did you expect your wife to help?...... They have girlie things to do. You think looking good is easy?
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #42
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Everything looks really good so far. Very smart of you to take your time and do it right. Looking forward to seeing this progress. Keep posting updates.

And really did you expect your wife to help?...... They have girlie things to do. You think looking good is easy?
you got that right. lol
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:36 AM   #43
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just got confirmation from jeff at adg. Awesome guy btw.
216 pounds of pure amazonia is coming this wednesday. Wife is definitely going to roll her eyes. @@

Had to trick a few buddies to come yesterday and lift tank on stand so I can test plumbing. Getting the sump this Friday.

btw anyone know how to edit the title of thread?
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #44
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Nice build so far!

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btw anyone know how to edit the title of thread?
Hit Edit, then Go Advanced. Took me a few weeks to figure that one out
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #45
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i brought over some stuff from the first build thread that I couldn't find until I made this thread..
notice same stand, but much better looking ?
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