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01-22-2008

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07-04-2008 6:53 PM

    ABOUT ME

  • Married, with children and grandchildren
  • DIY House Projects
  • security supervisor
  • Robert Searles
  • male
  • redo front and back landscaping, paint house, redo front and side porches, redo garage interior

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  • Posted in thread: Concrete curing-how long on 07-04-2008 at 05:53 PM
    2 weeks sounds like a long time, but I'd sure hate to see a crack form from my impatience. I've
    got plenty of other related stuff to do that will still give me the satisfaction of seeing
    progress at t...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete curing-how long on 07-04-2008 at 12:17 AM
    Thanks, JustinI have enough #3 rebar to put in a 12x12 grid drilled and bedded into the
    footing. Will I still need wire mesh in addition to that? I didn't realize how extensive the
    filling would be. I...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete curing-how long on 07-03-2008 at 05:44 PM
    Next week we'll pour a footing for the garage addition. Most of it is 12x18, except 1 18'
    section that has a 12x18 base with a 8x24 stem wall on top, making the addition about 22" above
    the existing s...

  • Posted in thread: Forms for a poured footing/foundation/slab on 06-07-2008 at 08:28 PM
    Still working on the garage addition, among many other things.Is there a readily available
    source of information for building forms for poured concrete. My little project has become a
    real headscratch...

  • Posted in thread: Old Garage Slab Repair on 05-02-2008 at 02:39 PM
    I'm adding a shed type addition to the back of the garage, making the back wall load bearing.
    In excavating the footing to add the 10x18.5 slab, I've found that there is no real footing
    under the orig...

  • Posted in thread: Old Garage Slab Repair on 04-25-2008 at 07:20 PM
    So, today we poured the slab on the 10x15 area I removed from the original floor. 1/2" rebar,
    12" centers, 4.5-5.0 thick 3000 psi over a compacted bed of 3/8 gravel 4" deep. I think we did
    okay for a ...

  • Posted in thread: Old Garage Slab Repair on 04-14-2008 at 04:11 PM
    Thanks, GlennI'm on it!Bob

  • Posted in thread: Old Garage Slab Repair on 04-12-2008 at 07:01 PM
    Scenario: 1930's garage. 18.5 x 20. Very inconsistent unreinforced slab floor, varying from 1"
    to 4", sort of cement veneer over very poor, crumbling, larger round rock/cement mix, over wet
    clay. 6" s...

  • Posted in thread: New Member San Diego on 03-17-2008 at 07:02 PM
    Katy and Bob new membersWe have a '31 Spanish Bungalow in North Park that has given us so many
    surprises!! Looking forward to information on this site!B&K

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