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Where to find water in a city during an emergency.

This is a discussion on Where to find water in a city during an emergency. within the Urban and Rural Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by SOCOM42 If someone gets one of these, make sure the floor will hold the weight. They will do the trick for storage. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    If someone gets one of these, make sure the floor will hold the weight.

    They will do the trick for storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    If someone gets one of these, make sure the floor will hold the weight.

    They will do the trick for storage.
    Well, there IS a bathtub already there.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    Well, there IS a bathtub already there.........
    Yeah, but, with that package filled it will be 4 times (apx) the weight of a normal bath filling.

    Water is heavy!

    I would worry about older homes like around here 75-125 years old, second and third floor baths.

    Most here have cellars with 2x8 spans that could be suffering from dry rot or termites and carpenter ants.

    Most of you southern guys build on concrete pads from what I understand, nowhere for it to go there.

    I didn't say not to get it, I just said make sure of the floor supporting the weight, a lot of those English house are OLD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    Yeah, but, with that package filled it will be 4 times (apx) the weight of a normal bath filling.

    Water is heavy!

    I would worry about older homes like around here 75-125 years old, second and third floor baths.

    Most here have cellars with 2x8 spans that could be suffering from dry rot or termites and carpenter ants.

    Most of you southern guys build on concrete pads from what I understand, nowhere for it to go there.

    It's capable of holding 100 gallons. That's about 830 lbs. Would you be afraid of 4 average adults standing next to each other anywhere in your home?

    I've seen 150 and 200-gallon whirlypools in homes with NO additional framing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    It's capable of holding 100 gallons. That's about 830 lbs. Would you be afraid of 4 average adults standing next to each other anywhere in your home?

    I've seen 150 and 200-gallon whirlypools in homes with NO additional framing.
    This is how they did it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    This is how they did it....

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    I'd be more afraid of that water line tap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    I'd be more afraid of that water line tap.
    Your right, we had to jack up the bearing wall in several places and inches, doubled the joisting along the tub floor and the kitchen one also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    It's capable of holding 100 gallons. That's about 830 lbs. Would you be afraid of 4 average adults standing next to each other anywhere in your home?

    I've seen 150 and 200-gallon whirlypools in homes with NO additional framing.
    I've seen pennies placed under blown out screw in house fuses too.
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    Most places have city parks, forest preserves, etc with hand pump water. go early during the crisis on a night run, everybody else will be looting big screen TV's, shoes, and jewelry stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    I've seen pennies placed under blown out screw in house fuses too.
    So? How many pounds does an ampere weigh?
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