With the millrite weighing over 1100 lbs and a few people in front, it will start to seriously overload the joists. With a typical design load of 10 to 20 lbsMessage 1 of 57 , Mar 29View SourceWith the millrite weighing over 1100 lbs and a few people in front, it will start to seriously overload the joists. With a typical design load of 10 to 20 lbs per square foot (lb/sf) and a design load of 40 lb/sf, you are looking at 1100 lbs over 4 square feet for a dead weight of 275 lb/sf and a live load of the people right next to it.
Plus it will be difficult to break down and move. Perhaps you should stick with a lighter mill/drill that you originally wanted. The people that keep advising the OP to get a full sized mill probably just want one themselves. However telling a newbie that it is OK to put a full sized mill on the second floor should probably refer that to someone who is better trained at structural strength of buildings. 1100 lbs falling on you after it falls 8 to 10 feet (through a floor) will most likely maim or kill who ever it hits.
From: internal_fire <gefuller5@...>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 8:18 AM
Subject: [mill_drill] Re: Enco Rong Fu sale mill/drill
With the long table the Millrite would weigh nearly twice as much as the RF-31. Better add a few more support beams to that second floor.
I agree with Arthur. Not sure why so many folks are trying to talk the OP into a different choice.
--- In email@example.com, Guenther Paul <paulguenter@...> wrote:
> Her is the millwright i was talking about yesterday. That mill would not be to
> big to go on a 2nd floor
> http://southbend.craigslist.org/tls/3703890628.htmlÂ GP
Well if you ever want to rent out your nephews, let me know. All I have is a 16 year old son, pretty dang smart but just getting into his growth... Frank S.Message 57 of 57 , Apr 11View SourceWell if you ever want to rent out your nephews, let me know. All I have is a 16 year old son, pretty dang smart but just getting into his growth...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "largrin" <LarGrin@...> wrote:
> My mill drill had to be carried about 70 feet, then through two man doors to get it into
> my basement. I got a few real strong nephews. Not too bright, but strong.
> We took it apart on my trailer, they carried it in, then we reassembled it in place.
> Not an easy task, but doable.
> A friend saw it, and asked how we got it in there. I told him it is simple- I move all my heavy stuff with $20 bills.
> Another guy asked how I would ever get it out of there. I told him that, when the day comes, whoever my widow sells it to can worry about that.
> Larry in WV
> --- In email@example.com, David Van Mill <nomous69@> wrote:
> > I had made the decision to order the Rong Fu mill. I had credit card in hand and was about to make the call when I realized that the sale lasted through April. I decided to look a little longer and put off ordering until the last day of the sale. Well something came up on Craigs list and today I put money down on a Grizzly model G0729 which has the power feed table. It is located only about 20 minutes from my house. I should pick it up this weekend. It should be a challenge getting it loaded on a trailer or pickup and home into my garage. Does anyone know if these are easily broken down into slightly smaller parts?
> > Â
> > I am anxious to get it but not move it. The person that owns it showed me a hole in the vertical column and said the way it was moved itÂ was to put a steel bar through the hole and attach a sling and move it with an engine cherry picker. Has anyone done this? I am open for suggestions. Thanks for all the feedback on my original question. I hope I have made a good decision.
> > Â
> > David Van MillÂ / nomous69