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Can the 55 galon water drums be filled all the way without the floor caving in inside the Condomium because of the weight.
-- John (email@example.com), December 30, 1999
It really depends on how the place is put together...is there any way to find out where the support beams are in the building? Are you able to put a waterbed in there? Also...setting the drum on a couple or three 2X4's that are 4ft or so long will spread the weight out a bit.
-- Satanta (EventHoriz@n.com), December 30, 1999.
Almost certainly. That drum of water weighs about 500 lbs, spread out over an area of about 3 square feet (assuming the drum is 2' in diameter). That's a load of 167 lbs/sq.-ft. Just put it near a load bearing wall.
-- Gary S. (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999.
A 55 gallon drum of water weighs about 400 pounds.
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), December 30, 1999.
What do 55 gallon drums have to do with condoms?
-- smily (smily@smily'splace.com), December 30, 1999.
smily; if nothing happens the guy has water for water (condom)ballons. I'd like to see that, from 15 stories up ,WOW< Splat !!!
-- Furie (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 1999.