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  • 42" Corner Build in Southern Missouri

    The winter began lifting a few weeks ago so I was able to get started on my patio corner build. I have zero prior experience with anything masonry related so there are some internal doubts but what the he..! Let's see what happens. I will be borrowing heavily from those of you that have documented your efforts on these pages so thank you for paving the way for total rookie.
    I bought the recycled cinder blocks at an auction from a local college and though they varied in size, I think a grinder and some stucco will hide any odd gaps.

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        Looking good! A couple of suggestions before you pour...1) put in another brace midway back in your wood storage area-that Durock/Hardiboard is not strong enough to hold the weight of the concrete across that span without bending, 2) put in some shims beneath (or above) your 2x4 braces - the weight of the concrete will push down and make that a bear to remove when you want to take it out.

        Beautiful site for your oven...you'll have the favorite pizza party spot for all your friends!
        Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
        Roseburg, Oregon

        FB Forum: The Dragonfly Den build thread
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          Looks like progress. How will you make the lintel?

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            The conventional method of doing lintels is to use bond beam or lintel blocks filled with concrete and rebar.

            https://theconstructor.org/construct...l-block/29496/
            Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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              Thanks for the input. Mike, I already have a 2x6 mid span under the duroc but if you think another upright in the center is warranted, I'll stick one in there.
              Regarding the lintel... I formed it with plywood and I'll put some 2x4's under for to carry the weight.

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                Run another bar in there, parallel with the one you already have.
                Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

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                  That's how I did it too, but I poured the lintel before the hearth and I poured supports under it. Were both doing corner builds. I think it looks more finished with parallel sides for the opening under the lintel.

                  Here is my build thread

                  https://community.fornobravo.com/for...build-chico-ca
                  Last edited by hillscp; 03-22-2022, 06:42 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buzzard Bluff View Post
                    Thanks for the input. Mike, I already have a 2x6 mid span under the duroc but if you think another upright in the center is warranted, I'll stick one in there.
                    I could only see the front support for the durock, so if you've got a mid span one as well you should be golden...just don't forget the shims
                    Mike Stansbury - The Traveling Loafer
                    Roseburg, Oregon

                    FB Forum: The Dragonfly Den build thread
                    Available only if you're logged in = FB Photo Albums-Select media tab on profile
                    Blog: http://thetravelingloafer.blogspot.com/

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                      Thanks David.... I'll add another cross bar per your suggestion. hillscp, great idea with the vertical addition to your lintel. That really does look finished.
                      Mike.... I will remember to shim under the supports. I have a contractor helping with the pour due to a slight injury I picked up mixing the concrete for the cinder blocks. What an asset to have all of your combined experience. Much appreciated.
                      Steve

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