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No apologies needed. To determine the structural strength of that side of the house, get 50 pound bags of concrete and just keep adding them until something cracks or buckles. Then count the bags and fix the broken part of the house. So, for example, if it took 250 bags before it broke, then it means you can add an additional 12,500 pounds of dead weight. ...


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If what you're saying is the tub will be on top of 2x10 at 16" on center spacing, with a span of 9 feet between bearing points that continue down to the foundation, you'll be fine. A drawing of the complex framing you seem to have would help out immensely. I still recommend doing the drawings and getting permits: I have a lot of experience framing houses, ...


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Heat both parts moderately and safely (ie, don't set the house on fire) concentrating on the Tee or outside part. Then apply ice to the pipe (ie, the "inside part" of the joint.) This is usually a more practical (and less frustrating) approach than trying to heat one and cool the other at the same time. The idea in play is to expand the outer part and ...



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