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I had to Google Trichy and filter sand to try to decipher your question. I'm guessing you mean you are using river sand from the Trichy area (Bangalore, India). For structural concrete, you should have sand (about 1 mm), gravel (5 to 20 mm), and cement. If you have sand but no gravel, that is not good. Gravel but no sand, also not good. Some sand is ...


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In order to reduce flex I would make frontal horizontal piece wider. Or add another below existing one (you may also place that behind front legs). If you want to make sides even more rigid, you may turn legs 90deg around vertical axis.


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Subject directly to the laws of physics and legally to both local land development regulations and covenants specific to the property, any construction project is possible when a sufficient combination of labor, material, and economic resources are allocated to its completion. At least, that's the theory, since one's partner or partners may still say "no." ...


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A front door is just a controlled hole in the wall. But it is very controlled. You are right to think that there are structural issues. The wall where the door is located has several of its upright structural members (studs) removed. There has to be a horizontal support (header) added to make up for that, and extra vertical supports under that. The exact ...


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It's almost certainly possible... basically you're adding a new door, then closing up the old one, both of which are fairly standard operations during renovations. Assuming a wooden-framed house, your place is recent enough that it's probably very straighforward. Should just be a matter of opening up the wall surfaces, framing the doorway (properly) to ...


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I'd like to echo that if you intend to have an unsupported cast concrete staircase, the amount, size, and placement of rebar is likely essential. This is entirely a question for an engineer. As a design alternative, you may find that using steel as the structure and adding concrete as treads may be more cost effective. If you google, I think you can ...


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If you had an professional engineer design the whole unit as an assembly it may be possible to have the railings and metal concrete reinforcing members in the steps and risers work as a trussed span structure that was only supported at the bottom step and at the top step. This is definitely not a project for any local neighborhood handyman, general masonry ...


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The legs will not bow at all, all the force acting on it is pushing straight down. There is nothing going on the inside to act upon it to push out, so this will hold anything you wish to place in it. It will also hold an incredible amount of weight on top without no bowing of the legs either, if you added an apron that is attached to the top the same way you ...


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When something calls for x" of compacted y, you typically calculate the amount of y prior to compacting. So if something calls for a 4" compacted base, order enough to cover your area with 4". Then compact. (Actually, order to cover 4", but the only lay down half, compact that, then lay down the other half, then compact that.) UPDATE: If you're just ...



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