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Hello all, I'm brand new here, but haven't yet found this topic on past boards.....
I have an unfinished house with poured concrete foundation, 2x10 floor joists with 3/4 OSB subfloor over a crawlspace. If this floor cant handle 5tons of mass, is it easy or even possible to just scale down some proven RMH plans for what weight my floor can support? Thanks for any responses, and thanks for this site and all the hard work thats already obviously been put into it! I have learned a LOT in my short time here and plan on soaking up lots more, thanks again yall!!!
 
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Welcome aboard !! I recently joined as well and i love this sight . It's so easy to get hooked here , a lot of great idea's from great folks .
 
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welcome! im sure someone will be able to work something out, im building my first now to have a small footprint, some of the stuff that im going to post might help you out!
 
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Isaiah, look into bells, and your floor should cope with 300kg per m² (aprox 660lb/10sqf) You could go in the crawll space and put piers under the spot you wnat your rmh too.
 
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Thanks a bunch evryone... bells are something ive just began studying and will keep doin so, and yeah I had thought about addin some piers under floor which I could pretty easily do. So people that have mass heaters in homes- are they mostly just super sturdy subfloors or slabs? If I can support one, my 'great' room is perfect for a mass bench/double window seat in front of two large picture windows with views of the south and west hills as fur as the eye can see! Oh im so glad Im a slow ass and hadnt finished that room yet before learning of these rmh's haha!
 
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Satamax Antone wrote: look into bells, and your floor should cope with 300kg per m² (aprox 660lb/10sqf)



By bells, do you mean the barrels cut in 2, then placed on the ground?
 
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