In Houston Texas, we live in a two-story house, built in 1992 by Ryland
homebuilders. It's a model called "Federal" that's about 2400 sq ft,
sitting on a slab concrete foundation. Upstairs is carpeted, over a wooden
structure floor, and upstairs is where the bedrooms are.
I'd like to put a weight-lifting machine upstairs in one of the bedrooms.
However, it's pretty heavy - upwards of 300 pounds. (136 Kg) I don't know
the exact weight - it's got about 12 weight bricks, about 15 pounds each.
(The model is called "Powerhouse" from Wally mart.)
But now I'm wondering, is this too heavy to put in an upstairs room? I am
wondering if over time the structure could be affected - not only the walls,
windows, doors, and floors, but even the foundation on the first floor?
Am I crazy, or can there be too much weight in the upstairs? I don't know
of other furniture such as beds, desks, etc that weight this much.
Thanks for any advice,