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Old 06-11-2007, 07:40 PM   #16
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some questions on masonry/cement/concrete (general q's)


Do not fill the cells of the CMU with concrete, and do not dowel the CMU to the slab.

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Old 06-12-2007, 11:17 AM   #17
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Damn, I doweled the first row of blocks, so my lowest 8" blocks are doweled (actually only half of that first blocks have rebar, the remainder of the rebar is all in the footing, so I guess a couple inches doweled isn't much of a big deal. The remainder is hollow cores with no rebar/dowels - btw, any difference between rebar and dowels, or just terminology?)
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Rebar (reinforcing bar) is a specific product, while "dowel" is a method to tie 2 objects together, as well as the object that does so. I wouldn't worry about dowelling the bottom course, just don't carry it up.
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Killer!! Ya my rebars (5 total, all 2' long 1/2" thick) are all underground in the footing, except 2 slight protrusions into the first course of bricks.


We finished building the 'raw' mailbox today, the box is in place and the structure finished. I've got it tarped/moist, will let it cure a couple days, then apply the stucco.

I'll put a link to the project showcase thread I make once I'm done with it with my pics.

Tscars, thanks again man. Like I said before, I learn a ton from you over on the other board especially (by searching posts from your name, you and several others have a lot of good stuff to be learned just by searching posts)
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tscars, thanks as always for the advice, here's the finished pics
Concrete block mailbox
(I should note that the structure is plumb, level and balanced, it's the stucco that makes it look all funhouse, and that will be fixed when it gets more coats of stucco)
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:53 PM   #21
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Veneer columns for my front awning
Here's another semi-finished masonry project (kind of want you to know that your advice isn't for nothing, it's helped tremendously (prolly more from what I read of yours in ctalk than here, but either way))

I'm gonna have some finished stucco pics up soon, you can see in the column pics that *everything* is base coated, but so far I've only got 1 wall with a finish coat (whihc I think came out amazing, but that's just me)

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