Building my shop-- part 2

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Blog entry by Randy posted 04-05-2011 02:36 AM 1979 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally, i broke some ground.(Literally) I have roughly two months before im in operation, but actually seeing the concrete hit the ground is exciting. I dont have much to say other than YEEEHHHH!!!

There are a total of 8 weld plates that were installed in 24”x24” peers. I guess this pretty standard, but it is more substantial than i had imagined. It is definately going to be solid.

I ran two electric boxes and conduit in strategic locations. Hopefully the layout I have in mind works. (no changeing it now)

these guys did a really good job.

to be continued—

-- RKWoods

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 03:15 AM

Where’s the electrical box?

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 04:27 AM

The electrical boxes are probably covered with gray duct tape that make it blend in with the gray concrete.

Im a huge fan of the monolithic footer/ floor. It makes a floor so much easier. Im a little surprised that they used rebar stands for the rebar mats at the piers but in the footer pounded rebar into the ground and tied the lateral rebar to it.

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 04:37 AM


wheres the in floor radiant heat ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 04-05-2011 10:58 AM

I’m no structural engineer so this question is purely for my knowledge, but why is the rebar for the footer not extending into the pier cavity? It seems like that would be the junction where the concrete would crack.

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#5 posted 04-05-2011 01:42 PM

sarit, the picture was actually taken before it was completed, there is rebar in the peer cavity. It was done in a way that allowed space for the weld plates. As for the electrical boxes, they are flush with the floor. You cant see them in the last pic, but they are there.

-- RKWoods

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#6 posted 04-05-2011 10:59 PM

Looking good, Randy
All you need now is a bunch of new tools to go in it.
I know where you can get some.


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