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Old 06-30-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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Aaaarghhhh...

I am getting frustrated with this.

So here's the deal. The form are in place (2x8 boards) and so are the rebars.

Of course I missed the part in the spec where it says "slope surface 1/4" per foot, all sides".

How do you slope concrete????

Do we need to re-do the forms?

Just to give the project overview again, it's a 4'x10'x8" slab where 3 big mailbox units will be installed in.

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:17 AM   #2
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me, too, man easiest way to do this is tape your 4' level to a piece of wood shimmed 1" at 1 end & slope according to the level from the flat part of the slab where you'll be installing the j-bolts that hold the mailboxes.


need an address to which you can send the project-ending celebration party ?

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Old 06-30-2008, 05:38 AM   #3
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I guess my husband had the right idea after all.

Just wanted to double-check with the experts. Plus, I'm a woman, of course I'm full of questions!

Thanks yesitsconcrete.

Celebration party- ha! If the project ever gets completed at all...

But seriously, thank you and thekctermite for putting up with all my questions.
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husband ?????????? you mean - you're a 'grumpy-bearETTE ???????

oy

seriously - w/those temps, don't bother covering it UNLESS o'nite temps drip below 40f in which case you'll want to insulate it 1st !
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