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Old 01-26-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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any help would be appreciated what i have are 12' columns they are in sections and i think they are going to be epoxied together have never done this before so i need a little insight. TIA

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any help would be appreciated what i have are 12' columns they are in sections and i think they are going to be epoxied together have never done this before so i need a little insight. TIA
You think they will be epoxied together? Is this your project?
It might help(me) if you told us a little about the project.
Interior?
Exterior?
Weight of the columns?
Width of the columns?
Function of the columns?
Why epoxy and not mortar?
Region you live in?
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Is this a prefab product?
Did it come with instalation instructions?
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You think they will be epoxied together? Is this your project?
It might help(me) if you told us a little about the project.
Interior?
Exterior?
Weight of the columns?
Width of the columns?
Function of the columns?
Why epoxy and not mortar?
Region you live in?
Ron
ok my buddy asked me for help so I found this site and signed up to give it a try. A little direction might help.
there are both interior and exterior I said they would be mortared he said epoxy
8' to 12' tall non bearing they do come in pieces that are about 2' x 2'
central ca,
I relize i don't have all the info
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I have set plenty of one and two piece fiberglass columns but never pre fab concrete these are in a custom home.
just seems the price for install is very high.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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Probably a reason the install price is high. High risk of damage or future injury if improperly installed. Ive seen pros putting together pre fab concrete and stone mantles and columns and one little bump and a $1500 piece is toast.
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yes i did read about that earlier...he's got several of them to set and he has been qouted 35k for the install. I'm sure the manufacturer will provide instructions just hoping to hear from someone with experience.
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new 1 on me never even knew anyone supplied pre-cast conc columns,,, hopefully you've got a proper size crane to lift them into position,,, if they're cast properly ( square & plumb ) there needs to be a slight reservoir into which the epoxy can ' set ' w/o showing any ' drool ' down the sides of the columns.

what about the columns foundations ? solid or hollow columns ? reg or lite-weight conc ?
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ok my buddy asked me for help so I found this site and signed up to give it a try. A little direction might help.
there are both interior and exterior I said they would be mortared he said epoxy
8' to 12' tall non bearing they do come in pieces that are about 2' x 2'
central ca,
I relize i don't have all the info
Why don't you get all the information and then come back.
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