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Old April 5th 05, 01:14 AM
tom patton
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Hi all
Just putting steel reinforcing mesh in my 150 by 600 foundations about 13
metre run.
My brother in law-a civil engineer said just set the bottom layer on some
bits of broken paving slab then use u shaped upstands to wire on the top
layer both must be bedde 50 mm from the exterior.
I mentioned my method to the brickie he was horrified for gods sake dont put
any lumps on the foundation base.
How is this supposed to be done--there must be a simple method.


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Old April 5th 05, 08:41 AM
Rick
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On Tue, 05 Apr 2005 00:14:29 GMT, "tom patton"
wrote:

Hi all
Just putting steel reinforcing mesh in my 150 by 600 foundations about 13
metre run.
My brother in law-a civil engineer said just set the bottom layer on some
bits of broken paving slab then use u shaped upstands to wire on the top
layer both must be bedde 50 mm from the exterior.
I mentioned my method to the brickie he was horrified for gods sake dont put
any lumps on the foundation base.
How is this supposed to be done--there must be a simple method.


You can buy some "plastic feet" to put under the bottom layer, they
are not as good as half bricks. I used both, both passed building regs
inspection.

Rick

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Old April 5th 05, 03:23 PM
John Rumm
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tom patton wrote:

Just putting steel reinforcing mesh in my 150 by 600 foundations about 13
metre run.
My brother in law-a civil engineer said just set the bottom layer on some
bits of broken paving slab then use u shaped upstands to wire on the top
layer both must be bedde 50 mm from the exterior.
I mentioned my method to the brickie he was horrified for gods sake dont put
any lumps on the foundation base.
How is this supposed to be done--there must be a simple method.


I went the half brick route on my shed base - and wired together the
rebar at some of the crossovers to keep it all in place.

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Cheers,

John.

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