Supporting 78 Collection on 2nd Floor
My roommate and I have just reorganized our 2nd floor apartment. My roommate runs a sound restoration studio and has moved his entire collection of 78rpm discs to line one of the outer walls of his office. The shelving runs parallel to the support beams and I estimate that the records alone weigh roughly 1500 lbs. There is now a noticeable downward slant on either side of the nearest support beam (The apartment building is at least 30 years old and is not a shining example of solid architecture). I'm thinking that having all of this weight along one wall is probably fairly dangerous, considering that it has bowed the floor in under 48 hours, but my roommate refuses to disperse the records unless I can prove it. Is there anyone out there who can give me some solid advice to pass along to my collector friend?