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"By "monolithic" I mean the floor and footing...

"By "monolithic" I mean the floor and footing were poured together. Usually the footing is poured and then the walls are built on the footing and then the floor is poured on top of the footing ...
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My apologies to Bridgeman, I don't think I had...

My apologies to Bridgeman, I don't think I had even read your post when I responded to the original posters comment about pitching the whole floor. In your post I see that you provided an ...
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Maybe in your situation you are best served...

Maybe in your situation you are best served patching things up forr now. But at some point this place will require more extensive work to replace existing foundation with one of concrete or treated...
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I'm thinking for what you are talking about your...

I'm thinking for what you are talking about your needs are best served with a building like a pole barn. So far as the 2' block kneewall there is no reason why you can't do as you initially have...
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sloping the whole floor

We never encouraged the concept of sloping a floor. For one thing it's not worth the effort. It's not so simple as just sloping a floor for a big building like a pole barn whether you pitch it 1/4...
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I understand and can appreciate the No visquine...

I understand and can appreciate the No visquine rule. As long as you have a good crew who can get that floor poured, placed and bullfloated and troweled while the getting is good.Visquine gives a...
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I guess I did not pick up on the use of zip...

I guess I did not pick up on the use of zip strips. No need to cut if you use those strips but are you going to plan on running them both directions? That might be a pain. 1" cut is fine as...
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uestions: 1.Do I need a per linear foot...

uestions:
1.Do I need a per linear foot slope (most recommended) on slab?
2.Should I reinforce using wire mesh on top of rebar (as recommended by a local pro)?
3.Should rebar/wire at...
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Posted By bullshooter5

Passing a Chimney through the Wall...

Passing a Chimney through the Wall (http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/articles/passing_a_chimney)

Here is a very good article. it also has some links that will allso be useful. Perhaps...
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Your cement board from Durock is entirely non...

Your cement board from Durock is entirely non combustible with fiberglass mesh for reinforcing. Install the unit with adequate space from wall as suggested by manufacturer and use the corrrect...
02-09-12, 05:16 PM
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Posted By bullshooter5

Perhaps the real need is a basement sump system...

Perhaps the real need is a basement sump system to relieve the future flood you seem to be banking on.
do you happen to know if you have any tile drainage system for the basement? How bout a...
02-09-12, 04:12 AM
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Posted By bullshooter5

For Pulpo, Let me take one more crack at...

For Pulpo,

Let me take one more crack at this. Think of it this way. Take a common garden hose and you take one end and allow a buddy to stretch the hose out and grab the other end. Now you...
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experimenting wioth uploading a picture

http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh488/bullshooter5/piniongearlarge.jpg

The shaft on this pinion is standard 3/4 bar from gear to end of shaft and is 8" long including gear. Notice wear...
02-08-12, 05:52 AM
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Posted By bullshooter5

Oh, one more suggestion. The picture submitted...

Oh, one more suggestion. The picture submitted by the original poster shows me that that block wall has got water sitting inside. If you tile that foundation like it looks as if you should, you...
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Posted By bullshooter5

===== Yes I can Pilot Dane. Just as soon as...

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Yes I can Pilot Dane. Just as soon as I get into this and figure out how. I'll check for some of your old posts. I believe you have posted a link for that that I always meant to run down.
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I will keep track of EBAY too mowerdude, thanks. ...

I will keep track of EBAY too mowerdude, thanks. They also tell me a good machine shop can weld up the worn area on the shaft and turn it back to 3/4" on a lathe. But this old girl even suffers a...
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Thanks Pilot Dane. I did not know either...

Thanks Pilot Dane. I did not know either supplier existed. Unfortunately, they had no pinion gear. Well, It's looking as if the bushing alone will have to fix up the old mixer. Perhaps it will. ...
02-07-12, 04:33 PM
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Posted By bullshooter5

Hi Pulpo, The original poster says the tile...

Hi Pulpo,

The original poster says the tile line goes "Nowhere" It needs to go somewhere and that would be a sump or preferably to daylight. If ground water has enough pressure outside a block...
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Worn out pinion shaft and bushing Sears Cement mixer.

I have a small Sears Concrete Mixer and I need a pinion drive gear plus the bushing where this drive gear mounts. The bushing is 1 5/8" in diameter and is 3/4" thick. It has a 3/4" hole centered ...
02-06-12, 01:45 PM
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Posted By bullshooter5

OK, You say the tile goes nowhere. Oh yes it...

OK, You say the tile goes nowhere. Oh yes it will and you can easily show it the way. It looks as though you are going to need sump pump. So that the pump can be managed the proper place for to...
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Posted By bullshooter5

If the soil bearing can be deemed substantial...

If the soil bearing can be deemed substantial enough to support a structure the problem could be you are just plain at the water table and preparing for footings is a wet muddy problem. There are...
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Posted By bullshooter5

And you have to remember, paver stones are $3.00...

And you have to remember, paver stones are $3.00 to $4.00/square foot by themself. It really is hard to just throw a square foot price out there. 100 square feet of an intricate planned sidewalk...
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$8 to $10 per square foot but depends on overall...

$8 to $10 per square foot but depends on overall size.

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Posted By bullshooter5

Those blocks will be fine

Your blocks will be just fine. It does not take all that many anchors for visquine. Most of the drilled anchors are no more than 1/4" in thickness. Blocks are especially sound with the weight on...
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Posted By bullshooter5

Fortunately for the folks in the Upper Midwest,...

Fortunately for the folks in the Upper Midwest, we are not encountering those problems but I just happen to have a friend in Spring, Tex. I understand Spring is just South of Houston. I know you...
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