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zac
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« on: July 04, 2008, 06:34:47 PM »

i was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on building with concrete. just trying to build a small quarter pipe, and i dont want to fuck it up.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2008, 08:25:44 PM »

www.skatepark.org

sign up on the forums, and you can view the DIY section...

tons of useful info there.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2008, 09:15:38 PM »

I've a handful of little spots like quarter pipes and wallrides.
like I said on a another topic, having a template is the key.
I think it's easiest to have a wall(the size you want the ramp) with an edge on top to build up to, rather that make it all on your own from the base.
use mortar mix, use a lot of filler, but have a solid 6 inch layer of pure crete.
keep the final layer as wet as possible(after being layed) and sit there and trowel for as long as you need, until you get the result your looking for.
It's not very common, but I was like to paint the finished product, because it fills and smooths out a lot of mistakes.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2008, 04:28:14 AM »

malinas is mostly right....

you only need to go 6 inches think if you really want it to last forever, and the nature of diy spots makes buiding anything permanent kind of pointless.

plus-- REBAR, REBAR REBAR!!!!

if you can't use rebar, at least use some chainlink fence. the concrete is the muscle, the rebar is the bone. without it, your shit won't last long.


and take photos.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008, 02:45:44 PM »

thanks, that link was helpful, i think ive got i better idea of what will work.
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