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xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 5, 2018 - 05:54am PT
the way I understand it is

given you've built a form that your going to pour the concrete into

you want steel running throught whatever your building and the deal with steel is that in rod form it has lots of irregularity

so when buried in concrete theres lots of these little tiny shelfs to catch and hold and they end up in conjunction with the concrete which molds around them

its a lot more complicated that this but this is the picture I get in my head of how steel makes concrete preform better

a bit of understanding the material performance number which make this a go to product
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 5, 2018 - 06:11am PT
this will twist you

im in on a site that's oddly regulated

neighbors buying lots sideways in order to justify their homes unpermitted square footage



everyones on 70's era septic

so those testing water quality flowing out of this haven have a field day keeping up

if you've note of the purple stones then your pulling over the drainage im describing
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 9, 2018 - 09:03pm PT
so it turns out this selfleveler is real workable
you wouldn't believe how easy the high spots got scraped down

3 guesses how those got there...

would have helped had the guy in charge not thought the stuff was just runny cement
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 9, 2018 - 09:14pm PT
if I wanted to fab my own molds for you to work with what material would I have to be working in?
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Aug 9, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
Excellent ATG, those rule!

Perhaps I can get one of my clients to put one of those their home.

TFPU!
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:02pm PT
this is the picture I get in my head of how steel makes concrete preform better

Concrete is very strong in compression. It is weak under tension.

Steel, on the other hand, can be strong in tension.

The rebar is there to take the tensile load(s).
Naitch

climber
Blue Ridge Mts, Shenandoah River
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:36am PT
Really cool weather vane sculptures ATG!
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:02pm PT
the floor leveler in pretty cool stuff!

really interesting patterns you get if you sling it out by the bucket full. if you could get some more color in and polish it it would sell as flooring!

amazingly workable as well

for about 10 minutes you can turn your pool trowel up on edge and take scrapings down a 32nd at a time. the material just shaves off leaving a perfectly smooth surface. amazing

the tile job got bigger,
up to 520 feet now...


xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
ive built all kinds of things

from forms for your foundations to cabinets for your kitchen then tree houses for your kids and birdhouses you thought would look good over your garage...

there is something to be said about working with products whos material characteristics change during the course of your attention...

its just plane f*#king cool knowing how to make these bags of sh#t on the stockroom shelf and make them do what you want and turn into product people line up to pay for having happening to their place...
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Aug 11, 2018 - 05:49am PT
Cool, I always thought level quick was just another tool to make a floor level. Now it's a trendy product that clients are going to be begging for like subway tiles and barn doors ?
ATG

Big Wall climber
Santee, CA
Aug 11, 2018 - 06:32am PT
Xcon, I generally use copper or brass/bronze.

If I'm gonna make something from scratch I carve it from wood and take it to a foundry that does sand casting.
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Aug 11, 2018 - 08:17am PT
Level quick
Level quick
Credit: steve s

Level quick in action. Sorry I didnít add any cool colors to the mix as itís getting covered by ďlife proof ď laminate flooring. Nothing glamorous like in floor heat and tile. Old garage slab leveled to an acceptable surface for laminate flooring. We use level quick all the time, it ainít rocket science. Cheers
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 11, 2018 - 09:54am PT
hey there say, steve s... wow, really neat looking house, there, :)

here is my screen door that fixed... :)

i stapled gunned, this plastic strip to keep the flies out...
could not get a real fix, yet, as, it would need a whole new door...

i did not actually build it, of course, but, i fixed it, for sure, :))

my NEIGHBORS arm, is holding it open for the photo...

still needed a bit of duct tape, but, the white plastic, at least does...
still needed a bit of duct tape, but, the white plastic, at least does not show so bad... i am so grateful, though, that the flies stopped getting in, >:D<
Credit: neebee
ExfifteenExfifteen

climber
Aug 11, 2018 - 10:17am PT
Doesn't come close to everyone else's craftsmanship, but I needed to cover a patch of dirt as I remove water intensive lawn.


Credit: ExfifteenExfifteen
Credit: ExfifteenExfifteen
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Aug 14, 2018 - 06:14pm PT
Credit: Contractor
Credit: Contractor
Credit: Contractor
Remember a while back, I was bitching abour barn doors? Ok, I like barn doors again. Double pockets with a transom, sandwiched between double walls to allow for electrical switches and outlets in both rooms with wall cabinets on one side, I may not like so much.

It'll look amazing all painted out with the divided lights installed in the transom.

Credit: Contractor
Our primadonna Soapstone crew just dropped off the wall caps and shelves, rough-cut and left without installing or saying a word. The tile guy on the job finished them off and installed them without a complaint. What is it with some slab companies? Love the tile guys!
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Aug 14, 2018 - 07:02pm PT
Looks great Contractor. How thick did you build out the walls? We've been always using LVL studs for our pocket door framing as they stay nice and straight instead of copping an attitude like dimensional lumber. We Also try and get the guy trimming them out to also do the framing of them or at least hang the track....no one to blame but himself.
I like the soap stone look but many of our clients get tired of " maintaining " it.
Our tile guys we use on our jobs are awesome too. Cheers
Contractor

Boulder climber
CA
Aug 14, 2018 - 07:12pm PT
A main 4x wall with headers, pc's and king post for the ridge then a gap in the middle just wide enough for the hardware and doors and then a 2.5" wall on the other side to accommodate switches.

LVL or OSL studs are a good idea!
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 14, 2018 - 07:42pm PT
ive found theres room for a switch or outlet over the cheap pockets im mostly installing in 2x4

you just saw the back off the plastic box and your all good!
steve s

Trad climber
eldo
Aug 14, 2018 - 08:04pm PT
Sawing the back off the junction box is ďhack ď and will not meet code. You can get shallow boxes but you canít fit much in them.
xCon

Social climber
909
Aug 14, 2018 - 08:11pm PT
hack?!?!?

and here I thought it was just enhancing ventilation...
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