2020/8/4· Afraid to hook up a gas appliance? You should be! A gas leak in your home can be fatal. Here''s the right way to connect a range and a water heater to the gas line. Pull out the range, and shut off the gas cock (see also Photo 2). The gas is off when the lever is at a right angle to the pipe. This
You will need a 5-inch layer of crushed gravel or paver base, topped with a 1-inch layer of paver sand. The pavers rest on the sand; then, polymeric sand is swept in the seams between the pavers. Your intended patio''s width and length multiplied by the required material depths will tell you how much gravel base and sand to order.
Pressure-wash concrete by holding down spray handle, working your way back and forth from one side of concrete surface to the other, overlapping each stroke by 6 to 8 inches. TIP: For tougher stains such as paint, hold tip 3 to 4 inches from concrete surface, moving with slower, nearly still …
Measure and mark out the area you need to concrete, using a string line and wooden pegs, ensuring that the corners have a 90 degree angle. As a rule; your base must be 75mm larger that the finished slab to allow for formwork.
Pumping concrete using concrete line pumps or concrete boom pumps is usually the best way to pour large concrete placements. If you''ve never used a concrete pump, you can learn all about them here. Hi, I am Mike Day, owner of Day’s Concrete Floors, Inc. in Maine, where I''ve been working with concrete for 40 years now, and this website is where I can share with you all the knowledge and
Of the 50-foot hoses we tested, the smallest diameter was 7⁄16 inches, which held 3.25 pounds of water. The half-inch hose and a ⅝-inch hose held 73 and 104 percent more water by weight
The experts at DIYNetwork show how to resurface an old concrete porch floor making it look like slate, for a fraction of the cost. A cracked and peeling concrete porch gets a whole new look with a stamped concrete overlay.
Concrete doesn''t have to look like a sidewalk – it''s actually one of the most versatile building materials. How to Stain a Wooden Deck Enrich a wooden deck in just a few simple steps using deck stain.
concrete volume weight chart: Unit Kilogram Pound cubic meter of concrete 2,406.53 kg/m^3 5,305.49 lb/m^3 cubic yard of concrete 1,839.92 kg/yd^3 4,056.34 lb/cu yd cubic foot of concrete 68.15 kg/ft^3 150.23 lb/cu ft cubic inch of concrete 0.039 kg/in^3 0.087 lb
Normal 4 inch slump concrete shrinks about 1/16 inch per 10 feet of distance as it hardens. (Wetter concrete shrinks lots more, dryer shrinks less.) If the slab is firmly bonded to the footing or to the wall at the edges, it MUST crack when it shrinks as the footing is unlikely to move!
Drilling into concrete can prove to be disaster if you don’t know what you’re doing and don’t have the right tools. Some common mistake an average person makes can include trying to drill into concrete with a regular bit in a regular drill, or even a concrete drill bit in a
Expandable Hose as the name suggest is new type of garden hose that expands 3 times its original length when water pressure is on, and contracts to its original length when its off. This flexibility allows expandable hose to be self draining, non kinking, non twisting and non tangling garden hose.
Use Hanson''s ready-mixed concrete calculator to accurately work out the volume of ready-mixed concrete you need for your project. Choose which shape you need and the dimensions, or work out which Hanson ready-mixed concrete product is best for you by telling us about your project.
Step 2 – Prepare Sidewalk Slab for Grout and Concrete Injection First, put on your safety eye goggles and gloves. Next, take the masonry drill to the low side of the concrete sidewalk slab. Drill three holes in the slab. They should be 1 inch in diameter and at least 3
2020/1/16· Pour a level footing, using hand mixed cement and proper reinforcement. 6.1 Finishing 6.2 Screeding 7 7. Make the forms and lay a piece of concrete walk or floor, using commercially mixed cement. Finish it and rule it. 7.1 Floating 7.2 Edging 7.3 Troweling 8 8.
For concrete screws, use a bit slightly smaller than the screw; for example, a 3/8-inch screw requires a 5/32-inch bit, while a 3/16-inch screw requires a 1/4-inch screw. Laurie Brenner As a native Californian, artist, journalist and published author, Laurie Brenner began writing professionally in 1975.
When you pump concrete, the stone shouldn''t be too big - 3/4-inch gravel is a typical maximum for pumped concrete. But if you''re taking your mix straight off the chute, gravel as large as 1-1/2 inches should give you no trouble, and large aggregate is actually a good thing to have.
A pumpable concrete, like conventional concrete mixes, requires good quality control, i.e., properly graded uniform aggregates, materials uniformly and consistently batched and mixed thoroughly. Depending on the equipment, pumping rates will vary from 8 to 70 m3 of concrete per hour.
From American Concrete Institute ACI360R-10 Guide to Design of Slabs-on-Ground 4.5 Design of Slab-support system 4.5.1 General "After subgrade soils have been classified, the general range of K values can be aproximated from Fig 4.3.
2020/8/1· Get fresh concrete mixed near the site, not mixed across town by some company with a lower price. Ask for 5 percent “air entrainment” in the mix. Suppliers add a chemical that traps microscopic air bubbles to help the concrete handle the expansion and shrinkage caused by climatic changes such as freezing.
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For concrete bases, floors and drives, the area should be dug out to twice the required depth of concrete (a minimum of 100mm or 4 inches is advisable, so you should dig the area out to 200mm or 8 inches depth), and the soil should be compacted. A layer of
Keep working within a limited area (say 1 metre/yard square) to achieve a thickness of about 10mm (3/8 inch), and then move onto an adjacent area. Allow the mortar to slightly harden (2 hours or so) and criss-cross score it as shown to a depth of about 3 mm (1/8 inch).
Place and pack the mortar in layers to a compacted thickness of about 3/8 inch. Direct the tamping at a slight angle toward the sides of the hole to ensure maximum compaction in these areas. Overfill the hole slightly, then place the flat side of a hardwood piece against the hole and strike it …
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