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Treadmill in a converted attic

  • 22-03-2022 11:16am
    Registered Users Posts: 23


    I am a bit apprehensive about transferring 80kg treadmill to my converted attic. It is a motorised treadmill. Anyone else thinks it is not a good idea or am I overthinking it? The problem I don’t have any other space in my house. Any advise please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭mike_2009

    what width & depth are the joists the attic floor is sitting on? My Dad renovated an attic before but had to replace all the joists to strengthen the floor. Who did the conversion - did they engage a structural engineer? Plan B might be a steel insulated shed outdoors to train in?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 39,322 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gumbo

    My opinion, is not that the attic 80kg is a problem. It’s the constant pounding on the flexible joists that will ultimately cause damage to the ceilings below.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭NinjaTruncs

    Unless you live alone the noise as you run would be unbearable.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,212 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious