That would be Jacuzzi of course since you asked about a jacuzi tub. .
Oh, do you mean what brand of spa or hot tub? Well Jacuzzi brand is one of
the best, but visit your local dealer for a selection of other brands.
The nearest Jacuzzi dealer is in Auburn. Do you get there often?.
Will your back porch support that sort of load? Just the eight men will weigh
1400 pounds or more if they hold perfectly still. The tub may add another 3-5000
pounds to that. How much does a Cadillac weigh? 8^)>
As BB said it is a good amount of weight. If you spread the load, assuming
you have an 8x8' tub,with 100% contact, at 6400 lbs you would get a sq. ft.
load of just 100 lbs. I would make sure the deck is correctly attached to
the house though. Decks in my area of New York are required to support 100
Dennis J Sunday
Home Inspection Systems
On Sun, 4 Jan 2004 10:38:17 -0500, "Dennis J Sunday"
Most residential decks are designed at 75-100 pounds live load.
Simply upping from 2x6 to 2x8 joists and spacing 12" on center versus
16" or 24" will usually support a tub fine. Make the joist span no
more than 6', and check your local building codes, some won't allow
tubs on decks supported by the house, and some require stronger
footings, or even an engineer's stamp.
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