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by seal killer
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

All-- I THINK I have talked myself out of the concrete block wall. It needs to be 10 feet tall. If I built that wall in a single row, I COULD deadman it back into the slope by affixing rebar to it, bending an "L" into the other end of the rebar and burying it in concrete in the slope. I've done that...
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

BadDog and All-- I understand. I should have said that those blocks also have the same ridge on one end and the grove on the other. Might that tend to lock them in horizontally? In any case, that design requires 60 blocks. At 2,400lbs each, that's 72 tons spread over 144 square feet a few inches dia...
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

BadDog—
Can you see that 2.5” high ridge running lengthwise atop each block in the photo I posted? Is that sufficient—iyop—to lock them in? (And the coresonding grove in the bottom of each?)
—Bill
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

All--

Does this design relieve the fill-pressure on the right stack of blocks sufficiently? Each block is 2'x2'x4' and the fill is all 3" - 4" river rock. The slope is from the house towards the cliff and is easily great enough to drain through the river rock.

06-14-18 Design 1.jpg
--Bill
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

Russ and BadDog and John--

All the backfill, except for the top 18" or so, will be 3" to 4" river rock. No dirt. The blocks sit on a bed of gravel which sits on top of the cliff. Still, being able to not worry about it forevermore is a big deal.

Redesign.

--Bill
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

All-- Hmmm. I am thinking I better redesign this wall. But, here are some particulars . . . The wall sits on very solid ground. When we excavated, the Cat 953C ran into ledge rock at the floor of the hole. We had to saw through it to place the septic lift pump. Everywhere I've looked, that ledge roc...
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

Bill--

I meant eye-bolt. I'm dain bramaged.

--Other Bill
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

Russ--

Thanks!

--Bill
by seal killer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Re: Drilling Concrete

All-- I know a lot more about the drill required! (Thanks.) But, how about the type of self-tapping(?) i-bolt I need to screw into the concrete? Just anything from Home Depot, et al? Probably not, but what? The blocks weigh about 2400lbs each. They are made of leftover concrete from cleaning out the...
by seal killer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Concrete
Replies: 35
Views: 443

Drilling Concrete

All-- I'm building a retaining wall out of concrete blocks. You've seen them a million times; those big (mine weigh 2400lbs each) blocks with the rebar hook in the top. I need to deadman a few of them in two different rows. I will drill holes in the sides of the chosen blocks and screw in heavy duty...
by seal killer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 458
Views: 42519

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- It is now--finally--fairly easy to list what has not been accomplished on the house . . . Granite on the island, countertops, and vanities. Plumbing consisting of setting one more stool, shower heads and sinks. Finishing up some wall tile. Finishing up one of the master shower floor tile areas...
by seal killer
Mon May 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 458
Views: 42519

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All--

This is a series of nine short videos of the largest black bear I've seen (game camera) to date.

https://youtu.be/DAB-JPb37Ms

--Bill