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tommy5 07-30-2006 08:19 AM

hearth slab construction
when you build the hearth slab, how do you guys get the cement up there?

dmun 07-30-2006 09:27 AM

Unless you are willing to build a staging area above the hearth slab (and you still have to carry the dry ingredients up) you are just left with lifting it up bucket by bucket.

It's too small a quantity to get in a cement pump, which would solve the problem.

james 07-30-2006 11:20 AM

It isn't that bad
It isn't terrible getting the hearth poured. You can do it with large plastic buckets (Home Depot sells them), shovel fulls, or two guys can lift a wheelbarrrow. You'll get tired, but I can't think of an easy mechanical means that would be worth the effort.

Any other ideas?


DrakeRemoray 07-30-2006 11:23 AM

I grabbed a couple of friends and we lifted wheelbarrow loads up into the forms. We poured the walls and the hearth this way.

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