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Old 12-09-2013, 08:44 AM   #31
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if you've covered it, you're fine,,, you'll easily see the plastic rip/tear/degrade,,, if/when it does, recover it til you can get poured

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #32
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if you've covered it, you're fine,,, you'll easily see the plastic rip/tear/degrade,,, if/when it does, recover it til you can get poured
Thanks again irc,

That's what I wanted to hear...
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Today in the morning guy from Building Dept knocked on my door...

He said that there was a Complaint, BUT he did not find anything illegal. He also said that I can continue to do what I am doing as long as fence gonna be no higher than 6 feet.
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Today in the morning guy from Building Dept knocked on my door...

He said that there was a Complaint, BUT he did not find anything illegal. He also said that I can continue to do what I am doing as long as fence gonna be no higher than 6 feet.
LOL, jealous neighbor.
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Hey guys,

Spring is finally here. So is my project.
Looks like I am at the finish line with it.

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get a couple gallons of diesel & an old broom,,, if you use vegetable oil, it might attract rodents from the fresh kill btw, not even sure diesel's legal anymore but you are in staten island
I came with Diesel. It took 1 gallon to cover whole form inside.

Now I have couple of questions...

1. Will one layer be enough?
2. Is it necessary to apply it RIGHT BEFORE the pour or one time is enough for like lifetime?

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we sprayed it on forms right before placing
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we sprayed it on forms right before placing
Thanks itsreallyconc!

Otherwise it will stick?
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prevents the conc from sticking to the forms & making form removal a LARGE pita,,, helps prevent pulling off unconsolidated conc, too, there lowering finishing costs

richmond hgwy still rideable ? 1 of my 1st jobs in ny metro area
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prevents the conc from sticking to the forms & making form removal a LARGE pita,,, helps prevent pulling off unconsolidated conc, too, there lowering finishing costs

richmond hgwy still rideable ? 1 of my 1st jobs in ny metro area
You mean Staten Island Expressway, or 278? Yes, but its a LOT of construction going on causing bumper-to-bumper everyday. Both ways. Some of these changes are very nice while others are completely useless.

So, back to my form...

You advise to do it right before the pour otherwise its gonna cause problems? Even if I did it before? How long before the pour?
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Okay, guys!

This is where I am standing with my project.
There are 2 sides of the wall since I live on the corner.

1st side:

As you remember I covered with Plastic for the Winter. I still covering it after finishing work in case of Rain:













And 2nd side:









As for EXTRA strength I am going to screw 1x2 across the top of the forms every like 2-3 feet.

Will this work without supporting exterior (sidewalk) side of the form?

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it would work even if you were rebuilding the outerbridge wing walls

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it would work even if you were rebuilding the outerbridge wing walls

No, man, I am serious!
Do I have a chance?
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From what I can see, the wire ties you have in place are more than enough to keep the forms from spreading, which is the biggest concern. The props on the inside (yardside) are only keeping it from falling over while it's wet. I don't think you have anything to worry about.........
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Pour it already!
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Heya guys,

Truck will be coming this Wednesday at noon.

I calculated 4.5 cubic yards. They quoted me $715.
I will give it one more coat of diesel and probably add few more wires.

It looks like concrete guys are expecting to see a whole crew here.
That makes me worry. I told them I will be the only one.
Is that a problem? Will I be able to handle it myself?

Do I have to use a concrete vibrator?

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