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It won't hurt anything, but won't help you if your basement has problems. For example, if your basement is damp and cold, it will remain damp and cold after installation of the brick veneer. If this is the case, then I would recommend first insulating the walls with rigid insulation boards. It'll make your basement much more comfortable, coat you probably ...
I ended up doing an 8" footing of crusher run gravel, tamping it in 3" layers and then getting a few new solid blocks to run perpendicular to the recycled blocks for stability. This ends up being a "floating" structure. Test Fit: Gravel: Stacking: Done:
I just bought this. It is cheap and aesthetic: http://www.homedepot.com/p/FreeGarden-EARTH-82-gal-Enviro-World-Compost-Bin-EWC-30/204841192
How about dry stacking them and using 4x4s inserted inside and buried in the ground
Dry stacking and filling with rebar and concrete sounds like a great idea. Pretty easy and brainless.
To remove the part will be tedious, but it may be possible. The bolt that does the securing may be 1/4" or larger? Take a drill bit that is dull for drilling metal that is slightly smaller than the tapped hole in the cone to auger what dust you can. The idea here is to create a small cavity under the cone for water applied through a syringe, the type for ...
Remove bolt, pass a long sheet metal screw or lag bolt through a solid bar or strap that you can get a good grip on; crank the screw or lag bolt into the hole so it bites on the "leaves"; grab the bar and yank sharply to pull out the "leaves"; use the original bolt to pull out the wedge in the same fashion; use a shop-vac or pipette to remove the dust.
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