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Eddie4 08-25-2010 04:44 PM

Concrete Pad Depth in Mass
 
Hi,
anyone know the best depth for the pad for us New Englanders?
Any help would be great.

Ed

dmun 08-25-2010 05:06 PM

Re: Concrete Pad Depth in Mass
 
The standard four inches of reinforced concrete on top of six inches of well drained crushed stone will work fine in almost all climate and soil conditions, if you are building a normal height freestanding oven.

Footings below the frost line are only used in special circumstances.

Chef 08-27-2010 02:19 PM

Re: Concrete Pad Depth in Mass
 
Eddie:

We are in North Providence RI just a bit down the road from you 3 years ago we built our oven, we went down one foot! It may be over kill but we did not want to take any chances!

Neil2 08-28-2010 11:41 AM

Re: Concrete Pad Depth in Mass
 
4 inches of concrete with reinforcing is plenty. Use something like 3/8 rebar on 8 inch grid both ways with the ends either "hooked" or with 10 inches bent right angles and tied to outside row.


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