Support frame for hot water cylinder

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by LEE EDWARDS, Sep 11, 2019.


    LEE EDWARDS New Member

    Hi all. I hope you are well. This is my first time here so please point me in the right direction if this is not the correct place to post.

    I would like to install a 300 litre unvented cylinder in my loft (I'm a plumber) but need to figure out how to make the platform to support it.

    I live I a Bungalow from the 1930's which has 100 x 50mm joists at 400mm centres. The span from binder to load bearing wall is 1.9 metres and then from binder to wall plate 1.5 metres.

    The dead load of my tank I believe is 1400 kn over an area of 0.28m2. Would I be able to span a few joists with larger timbers/ double up the joists etc?

    Any advice given I will gladly take.

    Regards Lee

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