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comment What is the laziest way I can build a non-structural, non-aesthetic cinder block wall to contain compost?
@jmusser about 8 bricks tall, which is about 5ft. I have a total of about 140 blocks to use, but they're cheap enough. Considering doing double wide and perpendicular
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comment What is the laziest way I can build a non-structural, non-aesthetic cinder block wall to contain compost?
What about filling with coarse gravel? My brain tells me that should prevent blocks from sliding around
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comment Can I support a fiberglass tub with a layer of 1" thick foam board between a concrete subfloor and mortar base?
I never even thought to apply math to the problem. I actually thought more of "Do people do this or am I crazy?" - but your post puts it in perspective. Considering some people use foam and 2 layers of plywood as their entire subfloor, I think I should be more than alright doing this structurally. Maybe I'll add some plywood over the foam to prevent the mortar from cracking as extra precaution.
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comment Can I use a pool pump to drain a shallow well?
I love that idea, actually! I'll have to see if it or something similar could work for us. Accessibility has become a problem since we first dug it - trees grow fast! Perhaps I'll dig under the precast and let it sink, shore up the top of the ditch, then build the top out of blocks.
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comment Can I use a pool pump to drain a shallow well?
Great response! I unfortunately am at the bottom of a hill, so the best I can do is flat out. The pump, as set up, is not removable. My dad installed it (with the help of a 1/2hp sump pump) about 10 years ago. When I reinstall it I'll make sure to do so in a removable fashion. Regarding digging deeper, we currently have a 12 foot round precast concrete shell - we're removing all the dirt weight from the top, driving 4' rebar spikes outwards every foot, then underpinning it with cinder blocks in a circular or quarter-by-quarter fashion.
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