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Blog entry by Bob42 posted 01-09-2011 06:42 PM 6554 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I know this is not a woodworking project but it will lead to one. I spent the summer of 2010 ripping up my old 55 year old concrete patio’s, sidewalks and front and rear steps.One of the big reasons no woodworking projects to speak of. I installed new concrete pavers.It’s about 1400 sq. ft. total. I am very fortunate that my neighbor sells all the supply’s locally. A huge savings.

Some parts of the project are running two Natural gas lines. one for the fire pit and one for the new BBQ. NO MORE PROPANE TANKS TO FILL. I had my friend do. I don’t touch the gas.
Install electrical to the rear and side of the patio’s
Install piping for underground sprinklers front and rear.
Install 11/2” pvc conduit for future needs front and rear both are capped. So I shouldn’t have to rip up the new patio to add something.
6-8” crushed concrete as the base compacted multiple times.
1” sand
Capital concrete pavers. rated about 8,000 psi. color is Riverbed, done in a random pattern. Riverbed has three different colors and three sizes that you have to install. Very time consuming.

We need to this spring do the landscaping around the patio’s add some more lights and I am hoping to add a bar to the corner of where the fire pit is. That will be a woodworking project. I know this should go under home refurbers but I can’t keep up with both.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 06:45 PM

Very Nice! Looks like a lot of party’s will be happening in 2011!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 07:26 PM

Awesome! I really love your choice of materials. I’m sure that you and yours will enjoy it for years to come.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 04:17 AM

Beautiful work! I’ve yanked concrete out before and that is butt-busting work! You’ve done a great job….

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 09:16 AM

Looks a lot better than plain old concrete! nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 07:02 PM

Thank all. There will be many parties this summer. I can’t wait to add on and build the bar, my wife is pulling her hair out when she heard about the bar. She thought it was all done. This project did take alot out of me being I have a bad back and it was so hot.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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