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Can I park a car in a 10x16 shed with 2x6 metal joist 24"OC?

Can I park a car in a 10x16 shed with 2x6 metal joist 24"OC?

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Old 04-24-12, 06:11 AM
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Can I park a car in a 10x16 shed with 2x6 metal joist 24"OC?

Hello ,I have a Tuff Shed 10x16 with 2x6 metal joist at 24"OC with 3/4 in osb floor,I called tuff shed and they say 50 to 75psf so that is 8000lbs, so would I be able to park my VW BUG in there if we reinforce the floor with 3/4 treated plywood? the car i quess is about 2600lbs, thanks for the help!
 
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Old 04-24-12, 06:14 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I would not be comfortable parking a car on 24" on center structure.

Hang tight, those with more knowledge in this area will be around to give better feedback.
 
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Old 04-24-12, 06:35 AM
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OK I hope so we just want to overwinter it as we just got it repainted[the bug]
 
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Old 04-25-12, 06:56 AM
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they say 50 to 75psf so that is 8000lbs,
The 8000 lbs. is spread evenly over the entire 160 sq. ft.

The tires will be resting on a very small area. What pounds per sq. ft. will the weight of the car exert on the 4 spots where the tires rest on the floor?

For example: Assume each tire contacts the floor in a 6 in x 6 in. space. This is .25 sq. ft. per tire times 4 tires equals 1 sq. ft. The pressure on the floor would be 2600 lb. per sq ft which is 35 times the capacity stated. It will not work! Do not do it!
 

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