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3G_ 09-06-2009 07:02 PM

3G_'s Build
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The base is nearly excavated. Its 1900mm wide 2100 deep with 350mm deep and 300 wide footings. Ill pour the slab about 150mm thick with 12mm rebar in it and SL62 mesh.
No frost line here in Adelaide to worry about, but the clay soil is fairly reactive.

christo 09-07-2009 02:08 PM

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Wow! That is a footing.

I had a close encounter with a pickaxe this weekend, too. Glad it's over.

You're in good company over there in Adelaide. I've met some good people on this list over there and I'm proud to call them friends.

Welcome and keep the pics coming.


3G_ 09-14-2009 12:15 AM

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Have put some steel in, need to get some proper stands for the reo. Not the tidiest but should be strong enough, ended up being 500 deep footing with 150mm thick slab. Next job is to wheelbarrow 2 cubic metres of concrete in.

3G_ 09-17-2009 12:57 AM

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I spent the afternoon pouring the foundation. 1.8 cubic metres of concrete from the truck via wheelbarrow down the side of the house. Wasnt too bad, about an hour by myself.:D

helleke 09-17-2009 01:24 AM

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good work.
it's very nice.

ThisOldGarageNJ 09-17-2009 04:19 AM

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Welcome to the world of New Muscles, During and After my build was done I had Pains in places I didnt think there were muscles..... It was way better than going to a gym though.
Good luck and keep going,,


3G_ 09-18-2009 05:45 PM

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Im getting the blocks in today and have to make the decision on the bricks. The cheapest i can get fire bricks is $3.30 each, red clay bricks are $0.70 each. I was about to go the clay bricks then pulled out at the last moment, still unsure!!

ThisOldGarageNJ 09-18-2009 07:10 PM

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are they solid or do they have holes in them ? are they the ones called pressed reds ?

3G_ 09-19-2009 03:21 PM

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They are solid, 230x110x76mm.
Bit more progress today. Instead of a lintel i notched out the blocks and put two 1/2"rods inthe bottom and 1 1/2"rod along the top.

ThisOldGarageNJ 09-19-2009 04:56 PM

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looking good so far 3g,,, good idea with the rebar

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