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    Aug 2011

    Default How much weight can studs handle?

    Hello all!
    I have a house built from 1907 with an addition from 2003. In the addition, I put a half wall that was built around a 120 gallon fish tank. The fish tank itself weighs 300 or so pounds; plus the water (120x8.2=984lb) equals 1200lb+. Now in the half wall, there are aproxamatly 12 5-6' studs screwed into 1' 1/2 rafters which then go into concrete. Would the studs be able to support the force of the fully loaded tank? I will try to post a photo later. Thanks.
    Last edited by Inahardplace; 09-07-2011 at 10:16 PM.

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