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#26 skybsd

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:32 PM

Hi,
Good job making a start :)

We're eagerly awaiting the photos!

Best wishes..,

Regards,

skybsd

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:01 PM

Hey Frank,
Sorry about the back..hand mixing THAT much crete is NEVER fun..
I am surprised it took that much to fill your pier..I didnt realize how big the BIGFOOT was?..How tall was the pier?

Cant wait to see finished images!!!
What type of finish are you going to do,if any?
I wanted to do Black,but oh no,that was a big nono with the wife.. :lol:

Cheers!!

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:53 AM

Here are some more pictures. The Bigfoot BF28 alone used 5-1/2 bags of concrete and the tube took 6-1/2 bags with a little bit left over. The length of the tube is 5 foot. I'm leaning towards black for the color, but I would like to be creative.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 11:54 AM

One more.

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 01:40 PM

Here she is. Just needs paint now. I have three 18" pieces of rebar about three inches up from the bottom of the ground in the Bigfoot form. I also made a triangular shaped form out of rebar 5 feet long that goes down inside the tube through the Bigfoot form and is resting on the rebar in the bottom of the Bigfoot. The pier plate has an 8" bolt circle with 3/4" SST L-anchor bolts about 8" deep.

Clear nights tonight and tomorrow night.....Boy am I tempted!!! :question:

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:23 PM

That looks GREAT,Frank!!!
Really nice!

If you have clear skies,by all means,GO FOR IT!!!! LOL
I have not had one clear night since completing mine...

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:31 PM

It's about 9:30 PM EST and I finally completed the adapter work and mounted the mount. I am tired too!!!

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

Time to increase the homeowners policy too. Just in case.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 12:55 AM

Those look awesome!!!
GREAT job Frank!!!!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:03 AM

Congrats Frank - well done.

Some questions...

What's a bigfoot?

What's rebar?

I'm thinking of doing a pier myself, but didn't realise there was that much effort involved - I didn't really want to dig half way to Canada lol!!!

Dave






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