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I need to support a 4000lb. load on floor grating. View All
I need to support a 4000lb. tank on floor grating. I was thinking of straddling an I-beam supporting the floor. What would be the best way of tying two U shaped supports into the I-beam for the tank support legs to sit on? Bolted? Welded? I am open to any suggestions. Thanks.

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My first question is why do you believe you need to tie the tank to the floor instead of relying on gravity to hold it in place?

Both methods should work but there may be specific reasons why one would work better than another. To decide which and to determine what other issues you will need to address you need to talk to a Professional Engineering who can properly evaluate this specific application. It is not something that can be answered remotely.

Niel Leon

6 years ago


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