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Old 10-03-2013, 07:46 AM
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Welcome to the world of super duty Geneva bricks, warned ya, they are 65% alumina and are #@$ on diamond blades. I would try and minimize your cuts as much as possible. Striving for a tight inside joint only. IMHO.
Yeah. Luckily most of my large cuts are complete. The majority of the cuts I have left will be smaller and less than half of the previous cuts so I think I'll have enough saw power to get through it.
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Well... This weekend I poured my foundations (had to get it in before the bad weather this week). I had a buddy who does concrete for a living come out and give me a hand with making sure everything was level and he had all of the tools. Initially the pour could have cost me over $1000 having to get a concrete truck and a pump to pump the concrete to the back corner of my yard... but instead I rented a little mini concrete mixer and I ended up Using 2 of them which was about 4 yards of concrete. This cost me about $500 less so thats good. I'm realizing since I'm doing everything oversized it gets quite expensive. I had to spend $100 on rebar alone for the Concrete.

It was a fun day and it looks great now that it's poured.

I'm shopping for my Cinderblock now... we'll see if I can find a good deal or just have to bite the bullet and buy from a local block supplier.

Hope you enjoy the pics.
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Wish we had those trucks in ct
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WOW, that is what my Habor Freight 3.5 cubic foot cement mixer wants to be when it grows up. Great start Loren. It may be hard for you to find enough CMUs off of KSL or Craigs list for the size of your out door kitchen.
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WOW, that is what my Habor Freight 3.5 cubic foot cement mixer wants to be when it grows up. Great start Loren. It may be hard for you to find enough CMUs off of KSL or Craigs list for the size of your out door kitchen.
Yeah It has been pretty hard. I found someone in Herriman that has about 200 blocks supposedly and they have them listed for $100. They are red blocks but I don't care since I'll be eventually covering them with Rock. If they don't have enough then I'll most likely go through one of the local block companies and have them deliver for me. Which would change the cost from about .50-$1 to almost $2 per block. There is this guy who I drive by every day when going to and from work and he has tons of block sitting out in his yard but he said he doesn't want to sell... Maybe I'll send my wife over... she has more pull than I do.
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Well I finally got the block for my base out to the house. It took a long time and the stars to align so I could borrow a truck strong enough to haul and a trailer that could take the weight. Finally got it though. I've got the blocks layed out and my hammer drill ready to make some holes in the corners for all the rebar. Once the rebar is hammered in I'll stack the rest and start looking for a place that can do cement counter tops.

My friend that does cement has a pretty good hookup with counters and then I will stain them myself. I'll need them for the flanks of the Oven and the grill island and the bar. The pizza oven part I'll do on my own since I know it has to be able to withstand the weight.
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Totally forgot to add these pictures of my block layout all assembled. Did it in Late Nov - early Dec. Haven't done anything since then. Too much snow out back. Hopefully I'll be able to fill a bunch of the cores and then begin forming the tops.
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You ever get those Americran Metalcraft peels I emailed you about at NPS?
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Those look like 6" cmu...is it? Looking good, you must be anxious for the thaw.
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The blocks are 8x4x16 I didn't want to get 6" cmu's cause I didn't think they were quite wide enough for the stucture... and I always made all my drawings with 8 so it would have thrown my dimensions off if I used 6's... no I didn't get them... don't rub it in. If you see them again. Let me know I want them.
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