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    And away we go.
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    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
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    From Jim's above, I put this in the 'what are people thinking' category...
    balcony.jpg
    Just educated guessing, but
    IF that window is about 3' across,
    THEN that balcony is roughly 12' x 3', and I'm guessing at about 16" of water in that 'pool'-

    If I'm close--
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    -- these are 7 cars I found that weigh roughly the same as the nearly 3000 pounds of water -plus its own weight- that balcony is holding up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    From Jim's above, I put this in the 'what are people thinking' category...
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    My first thought as well - just how much weight can that balcony, railing, and panels hold.
    However, looking at the left end it appears the water isn't very deep. I didn't use calipers but by eyeball it may be less that 1/2 full. So maybe he's just 1/2 foolish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev Williams View Post
    Just educated guessing, but
    IF that window is about 3' across,
    THEN that balcony is roughly 12' x 3', and I'm guessing at about 16" of water in that 'pool'-

    If I'm close-- nearly 3000 pounds of water -plus its own weight- that balcony is holding up...

    Just sayin'
    Agree that what we see in the picture is stupid, but you don't think that a balcony that size would be built to carry a load of at least 3000 pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Ragatz View Post
    Agree that what we see in the picture is stupid, but you don't think that a balcony that size would be built to carry a load of at least 3000 pounds?
    I think it would carry 3,000 pounds, but there have been situations where the supports have been compromised by rust or rot and the balcony came down when a bunch of people were on it.

    I wouldn't tempt fate by putting a pool on it. Especially if I was going to put my child in it.

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