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Old 04-16-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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cinder bloc shed - fill or no fill ?


i am planning a cinder bloc shed, 10W x 12L x 7H.

i know (ply)wood would be much cheaper but i want it masoned so no need to consider that a variable subject to persuasion in this thread.

the question is FILL the blocs or NOT ?

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If you have a good foundation are in hurricane/tornado country, put a concrete roof on it and fill the cores to live longer (FEMA "Safe Cell"). If not, don't worry since it is still many, many times stronger than a stick built shed.

Why not 8, 9 or 10' high? My son did a 10' and has almost much more storage, especially for dead /seasonal items. - He was faced with a 120 sf maximum.

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It'll certainly stay up if you don't, but I'd slug at least some of the voids full and incorporate some rebar as well. For what you're doing I don't think it is necessary to fill every void, but I'd do every third block horizontally, so you have some vertical rebars encapsulated in concrete top to bottom.
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thanks. how many layers of bloc should i lay at a time ?
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