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Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:41 pm

I have actually poured a “little” concrete in my day, but only for projects that didn’t really matter.......feed room floor, patio etc. never poured when it counted.

Here’s the situation. The forms in the picture are perfectly level all the way around. Me and the kids dug all the grass/topsoil off the end near the barn. The end closest to the camera is basically a gravel drive. The side towards the barn will be 6” thick, the side closest to the camera will be closer to 9” thick. I had a load of rock dumped for some other projects. I plan to put some gravel under the concrete before I pour it. Do I build the end closest to the camera up to the bottom of the form, so the concrete will be the same thickness? Do I put the same amount of gravel all over, and have the concrete thicker on one side than the other? A gravity bin goes on this, and won’t it right, and I especially don’t want to do it over. I’m going have $700 in this when I’m done.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by CCCowman » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:56 pm

Having the concrete a little thicker on one end will not hurt a thing. For this application, make sure you have 2-3 inches of compacted stone and 3 inch min of concrete. Throw in a layer of reinforcing and that slab will be there forever.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:03 pm

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Having the concrete a little thicker on one end will not hurt a thing. For this application, make sure you have 2-3 inches of compacted stone and 3 inch min of concrete. Throw in a layer of reinforcing and that slab will be there forever.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by pricefarm » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:46 pm

When I poured the pad for mine the man that I bought my bin from that sets them up said to pour at least a 6” pad.
The smaller bin I got I just bolted to rail road ties and usually leave the loader bucket on the end of the ties.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:57 pm

pricefarm wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:46 pm
When I poured the pad for mine the man that I bought my bin from that sets them up said to pour at least a 6” pad.
The smaller bin I got I just bolted to rail road ties and usually leave the loader bucket on the end of the ties.
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My bin has 6 legs. Wish it had 4, I’d have done crossties.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 pm

What are the dimensions of your pad BF?
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by hurleyjd » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:45 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:41 pm
I have actually poured a “little” concrete in my day, but only for projects that didn’t really matter.......feed room floor, patio etc. never poured when it counted.

Here’s the situation. The forms in the picture are perfectly level all the way around. Me and the kids dug all the grass/topsoil off the end near the barn. The end closest to the camera is basically a gravel drive. The side towards the barn will be 6” thick, the side closest to the camera will be closer to 9” thick. I had a load of rock dumped for some other projects. I plan to put some gravel under the concrete before I pour it. Do I build the end closest to the camera up to the bottom of the form, so the concrete will be the same thickness? Do I put the same amount of gravel all over, and have the concrete thicker on one side than the other? A gravity bin goes on this, and won’t it right, and I especially don’t want to do it over. I’m going have $700 in this when I’m done.
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You are planning to stake the forms in place to hold the concrete. Need a stake every three of so foot and some close to each corner. Also near each stake drive another stake about 45 degrees to the ground and nail the top to the form. 6 inch forms as you show should work. The rebar placement sounds about right.Concrete in my area is $135 a yard for 3500 PSI concrete.

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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by hurleyjd » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:55 pm

https://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Straigh ... r-Concrete

Here is a process on line that I found. Do a search online for setting and pouring concrete forms several videos and suggestions.

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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:10 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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What are the dimensions of your pad BF?
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
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What are the dimensions of your pad BF?
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:41 pm
I have actually poured a “little” concrete in my day, but only for projects that didn’t really matter.......feed room floor, patio etc. never poured when it counted.

Here’s the situation. The forms in the picture are perfectly level all the way around. Me and the kids dug all the grass/topsoil off the end near the barn. The end closest to the camera is basically a gravel drive. The side towards the barn will be 6” thick, the side closest to the camera will be closer to 9” thick. I had a load of rock dumped for some other projects. I plan to put some gravel under the concrete before I pour it. Do I build the end closest to the camera up to the bottom of the form, so the concrete will be the same thickness? Do I put the same amount of gravel all over, and have the concrete thicker on one side than the other? A gravity bin goes on this, and won’t it right, and I especially don’t want to do it over. I’m going have $700 in this when I’m done.
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You are planning to stake the forms in place to hold the concrete. Need a stake every three of so foot and some close to each corner. Also near each stake drive another stake about 45 degrees to the ground and nail the top to the form. 6 inch forms as you show should work. The rebar placement sounds about right.Concrete in my area is $135 a yard for 3500 PSI concrete.
Yes, I’m going to add several more stakes. I actually have several bent steel fence post, I was going to butcher them in to shorter pieces.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by Bigfoot » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:19 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:13 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:10 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:34 pm
What are the dimensions of your pad BF?
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You’re doing good if you can keep your costs that low.
I hope I can pour a little pad under my squeeze chute that’s included in that price.
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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by sstterry » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 am

pricefarm wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:46 pm
When I poured the pad for mine the man that I bought my bin from that sets them up said to pour at least a 6” pad.
The smaller bin I got I just bolted to rail road ties and usually leave the loader bucket on the end of the ties.
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I really like that smaller bin. How much does it hold and where did you get it?

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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:25 am

In my area you could get that done by a contractor for $5.00 a square foot with six inches of concrete and rebar. You could just sit and watch the work. You are looking at $360 for the ready mix truck and maybe another $50 for a small load. If I was doing it myself where I live.

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Re: Pouring concrete question???

Post by hurleyjd » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:29 am

sstterry wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:01 am
pricefarm wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:46 pm
When I poured the pad for mine the man that I bought my bin from that sets them up said to pour at least a 6” pad.
The smaller bin I got I just bolted to rail road ties and usually leave the loader bucket on the end of the ties.
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I really like that smaller bin. How much does it hold and where did you get it?
Poly dome company makes some nice plastic bins with a good guarantee and at a reasonable price. A 4.5 ton with 4 inch auger boot for around $2500 FOB. Really nice looking bins that would not rust out. They do have a website.

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