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Title: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: Ashy Larry on March 06, 2010, 05:05:49 PM
I have been trading work for rent at my Mom's old house. Besides the Patios, walkways and fences we built, we also did a little concrete quarter pipe.

I am moving in the near future though and she will rent the place out.
I think demoing the QP sucks because this could actually be a selling point to the renters, it would be for me. Does anyone know if having the renters sign an appropriate waiver is good enough to keep us from getting sued if somebody hurts themselves and wants to be a butthole.
Seems like it should be use at your own risk but you know how these sue-happy Californian fucks are..


Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: bailgun on March 06, 2010, 07:15:23 PM
it's not a quarterpipe, its concrete yard art.


Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: Ashy Larry on March 14, 2010, 03:46:11 PM
Good point, who is to say what its intended use is..
I'll throw a couple of potted plants on top and in front of it, maybe a statue.



Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: Ashy Larry on March 27, 2010, 12:55:11 PM
Hey Bailgun,

I am thinking about building a "water feature", probably 10 times as much crete will be needed as my QP which was around 20 bags of quickcrete.

For the large scale pours and bowls at Marginal, did you guys still use quickcrete with some portland mixed in? Something else?








Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: bailgun on March 27, 2010, 01:24:36 PM
for bigger pours, we get a truck and a shotcrete pump.that usually runs about $1000. usually the pump costs more, but a few dudes on our crew trade favors with the pump guy to get him to bring the pump for free.  i have no idea how much renting a pump is, but i'm pretty sure it ain't cheap.

you CAN mix a big pour on your own, IF you've got a good amount of dudes that can bust ass and take direction well.... it's a LOT of work, since you're simultaneously mixing, stacking, forming and finishing....  rent the biggest mixer you can, and get going. it can be pretty stressful, though. the mud always seems to go off faster than you want it to.

if you can't afford the truck and pump option, i'd recommend doing it in a few sections.  just make sure they're tied together with rebar, plan where your seams are gonna be, and take the time and money to do it right. 

theres a decent diy section of the forums at skatepark.org that has some good information... you have to sign up to see that section, but its worth it.

and post photos. lots of photos.

and buy the dlf crew plane tickets so we can come and do some preliminary design critiques.

good luck, now go get dirty.


Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: Ashy Larry on May 24, 2010, 07:41:52 PM
I'm dirty for months now, home remodeling can break you down if you are paying for it, its not yours and you aren't rich. Free rent though.

I am about ready to own land, hopefully.

I don't want to jinx it any further than that, it would be land to farm and have skate monuments on near work, thats pretty much all I need.

 



Title: Re: Concrete QP and renters
Post by: Russell cruie on May 29, 2010, 03:21:57 AM
it's not a quarterpipe, its concrete yard art.

Yes i also think so