Weight of washer/dryer

Old 11-02-04, 06:36 AM
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Question Weight of washer/dryer

I would like to install a washer and dryer (residential use, high capacity, stackable) in an upstairs closet. Their weight would be supported over 2 floor joists that run 15 feet in length, which also support a regular sized bathtub. I have 2 questions:

1. What is the typical weight of a washer and dryer (empty. i'll factor in water and clothes myself)?
2. What is the weight limit of the flooring joists? i.e. does this sound like too much weight (when including a full bathtub) to be carried on the joists?

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You'll be fine.
Old 11-05-04, 03:28 AM
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W/O knowing the type and size of the floor joists, I can't give you support specs for your floor joists, but in general terms, as long as the joists are in good shape, I don't see any problem with your plan, except getting the washer & dryer up the stairs that is, good luck and remember lift with your legs, not your back.

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