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tifosi 08-18-2009 07:15 PM

my oven build - NJ
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started a few weeks ago but had to slow down to let the building dept catch up:D. I am doing a 42 inch corner build with a countertop to the right. I had a back hoe dig out the hole to about 42 inches, had a concrete truck deliver two yards and wheel barrowed it from the driveway to the back, took about 45 minutes for a buddy and myself with my wife and son working the trowel. About the same cost as 70 bags and a lot less work. I have mortared the block and reinforce the cores with cement and rebar. Thats my bocce court and patio that I built in the background.

Gromit 08-18-2009 07:20 PM

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Off-topic, but what is the surface of the bocce court? I like to play, but the game sure has an element of randomness when playing on a grass lawn.

tifosi 08-18-2009 07:37 PM

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its stone dust now, I plan to use har-tru - which is a "clay" tennis court material but have not gotten around to it. Under the 2 inches of stone dust is 8 inches of compacted pack and then 8 inches of 5/8 clean gravel - needless to say it drains well. I will post some shots if folks don't mind the off topic. also failed to mention, the best way to keep your footings from drying to quick it to get 6 inches of rain the night after the pour

chuckster 08-19-2009 05:44 AM

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Hey - a bit off topic, but what size did you make your Bocce Court?

mfiore 08-19-2009 07:40 AM

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I agree, give us more details about the Bocce Court!

tifosi 08-19-2009 05:22 PM

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I posted the bocce info and pics under the general building and construction section. My court is 60 by 11 and if I had to do it again I would go to at least 72 because 60 is a little short for good players

Here is the link for those who don't normally venture to that part of the site

tifosi 08-27-2009 02:46 PM

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Finally got the inspector out today, he was fine with the footings so I am good to start filling the hole back in. After that I plan to do the paver patio first and then finally can start to work on the hearth

ThisOldGarageNJ 08-27-2009 04:14 PM

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In that one pic it looks like you were building a see ment pond

tifosi 08-27-2009 06:54 PM

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yeah, it was a bad rain storm a few weeks back, my house got hit by lightning the same night

tifosi 09-07-2009 03:42 PM

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Finally made some more progress, I was able to back fill the foundation and finish the last course of block. Unfortunately I need to complete the paver patio before starting on the hearth slab

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