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Thanks for the additional replies. Corrugated is...

Thanks for the additional replies. Corrugated is a nifty idea but it wouldn't work in my case because this countertop will sit adjacent to an existing brick pizza oven which is sitting on top of...
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I'm doing this in a single pour, rebars from the...

I'm doing this in a single pour, rebars from the legs and countertop all tied in. If I decide to use pvc I can even go with 3" and it'll even look better.
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Thanks guys! After I posted I also thought...

Thanks guys!
After I posted I also thought about using pvc. The columns will be finished in stucco to match the rest of the project. Perhaps I can just leave the pvc on, wrap them in mesh, and...
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Sonotube

What can I use to form a short reinforced concrete column 4" in diameter? I don't think sonotube type forms come that skinny.

I'm forming a couple of legs to support a section of an outdoor...
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What is usually done is the pool is independently...

What is usually done is the pool is independently supported above ground on its own supports and the deck built around it. The deck itself should never carry the weight of the pool.
I used to have...
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Your deck is not that high off the ground. If...

Your deck is not that high off the ground. If you want concrete I would demolish the deck, erect a block wall perimeter, fill it, and pour slab on top.
That's basically what I'm currently doing...
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20 years ago we had a sunroom built on our...

20 years ago we had a sunroom built on our attached deck. 20 years later we're ready to demolish everything (sunroom and deck) due to rot under the subfloor and from sag.
We had a permit for the...
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Why don't you like concrete? It's not a huge...

Why don't you like concrete? It's not a huge area to work with.
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If you want to save some money, 20ft lengths of...

If you want to save some money, 20ft lengths of 3/8" rebars cost less than 10ft lengths of 1/2" rebars, not to mention they're also much easier to bend and cut.
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They may not look aesthetically pleasing but...

They may not look aesthetically pleasing but perhaps you can use washers and countersink them?
But on the other hand, these holes may not even align once you rebuild your deck, so you may end up...
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I'm in the middle of replacing my entire decking...

I'm in the middle of replacing my entire decking with terraced block retaining walls and concrete slabs. I'm done dealing with wood.
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On the 2' radius tight bend I would form it and...

On the 2' radius tight bend I would form it and pour concrete. The block wall voids will not align well for pouring, the tighter the bends.
I am planning on dry stacking 6" blocks to create a 6'...
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We had wood rot and termites everywhere on our...

We had wood rot and termites everywhere on our huge 25-year-old hillside deck so we decided to completely demolish it last summer.
I'm in the middle of replacing the deck myself with a much smaller...
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Not completely private, but I added some framed...

Not completely private, but I added some framed 2' redwood lattice to sections on top of my block wall that were kind of low.
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It would look like stucco, not poured cement. ...

It would look like stucco, not poured cement. Plus, the SBC contains strands of fiber which adds to the texture of the finish.
02-17-10, 07:01 PM
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I've been treating dry wood termites for my home...

I've been treating dry wood termites for my home with Timbor. I get them on-line in 25 lb pails. I spray or inject them (w/ foaming agent) in wood or between studs and seem to be effective.
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Thank you for that correction! Half a cu/ft per...

Thank you for that correction! Half a cu/ft per bag seemed kinda small. I don't know how I picked up that figure originally. In this case, bagged concrete mix is definitely more convenient.
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Well, I don't know. I've been using 90lb...

Well, I don't know.

I've been using 90lb bags of Quikrete concrete mix which yields about 1/2 cu/ft of concrete. That 90 lb bag costs $3.46 at Home Depot here. A yard worth of concrete using...
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Concrete Mix

Home Depot sells bulk (9cu/ft) sand/gravel mix for $29. What ratio of portland cement should I use with this aggregate mix? The gravel looks like 3/4".
I'm mainly using it to pour footings.
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If it were me I would drive vertical rebars down...

If it were me I would drive vertical rebars down into the footing secured with anchoring adhesive, perhaps every other block.
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Perhaps someone left a piece of board in there...

Perhaps someone left a piece of board in there while filling with dirt. That can make the suface spongy, especially if there are any voids left underneath the board or other large piece of material...
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This is what I have: Colton Plastic Cement...

This is what I have:

Colton Plastic Cement 94 Lb. Plastic Cement - 0010294000 at The Home Depot...
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Hello! I have a question: I have on hand...

Hello! I have a question:

I have on hand several bags of Portland Cement and Plastic Cement, over 500 lbs of each.
Can I add aggregate to Plastic Cement to make concrete mix?
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Pizza Oven

So anyway, when I eventually get to the main deck area I'll be pouring a corner foundation slab for my wood fired, pompeii brick pizza oven. Yes. Pizza for everyone.
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