14,972 Lbs

That's the calculated weight of the load of block I just had delivered at 38 lbs per . What in hell have I gotten myelf into !?!
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On 10/26/2015 10:23 AM, Terry Coombs wrote:

Yikes! Hopefully, it was dropped where you *need* it! We had 4800# of ceramic tile delivered and they wouldn't come up the (short) driveway. Moving it from the curb to the back porch in boxes of 9 or 10 tiles at a time took a fair bit of time and was brutal on the back!
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Don Y wrote:

I wish we could have gotten it where I need it ! I'll be the next week moving it down the hill to the construction site , about 50 at a time in the trailer . That's OK though , I think the slab needs that week of cure time
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On 10/26/2015 12:57 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:

Well, at least you'll have a trailer! When we moved the tile, it had to go *through* the house. So, most of it got hand-carried, a box (9 tiles?) at a time. (no tolerance for breakage since we had purchased the entire end of the lot!)
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Oren wrote:

Yup , been spraying it a couple-three times a day . We've had reasonably cool weather , rained the last 3 days . I've got the first 70 blocks on my utility trailer , ready to pull down there with the truck . At least I got that part figured out .
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Oren wrote:

The slab is within 1/8" of square on a corner/corner measurement . One long side has a slight bulge in the middle , I'll have a string there to follow . But a chalk line on the inside is a good idea .
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Oren wrote:

I had 3 bags of typw S delivered , should be enough to know how much more I'll need . Also got 10 pieces of #3 rebar , that should be enough . I'll be picking up a bigger trowel , stuff to make a mortar board , odds and ends . I\ve done a little brick work , this is my first rodeo with blocks . One thing I've already figured out , my mortar is going to have to be pretty stiff and I'm going to have to figure out some removeable spacers to keep the blocks from settling as the mortar sets up . That first course has *GOT* to be right or everything above will be crap .
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Excellent link , thank you . -- Snag
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wrote:

You are right, setting the first course and the piers at the corners is the trick. "Laying block to the line" down the middle of the wall is the easy part.
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On 10/26/2015 12:23 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:

Make it easy on yourself and only carry 500# at a time.
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Terry Coombs posted for all of us...

Muscle pain; ones you didn't even know you had, back pain, scarred hands, blocks dropped on fingers, making right angle corners, a mess, mud, crappy clothes, itchy ass that can't be scratched.
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Bull.
I once moved 13K lbs of just pavers. A lot more of other kinds of rock, sand, cement. I was around 55 at the time.
Permanently cured any back pain issues I was having.
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wrote:

I am looking at a project where I will be moving about 3 yards of gravel and 6 or 7 yards of dirt with a wheel barrow. I may get a machine tho. The problem is if I can actually get it into the place where the work is.
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On 10/26/2015 1:23 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:

Had trees down in back between me and new neighbor.
We split the cost of cutting them down and removing branches and small stuff and I told him he could keep all the firewood.
That's about the weight of the wood he got and its all downhill.
At first overwhelmed he later realized he'll get it split and stacked with time eventually.
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On Monday, October 26, 2015 at 1:23:14 PM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:

This is nowhere close to your weight issue, but I ordered 4 rotors and pads for my Ody, with an expected delivery of last Saturday. On Saturday morning I raised the van up on jack stands and cribbing and proceeded to take the brakes apart.
I had just pulled the last rotor when the FedEx driver came up the street. He was laughing when he got to my house and said "Now I know why these boxes are so darn heavy!"
I guess 36# boxes are at the high end of their normal package weight.
Good luck with your project!
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I bet the UPS man wondered what was in a box that was about 2 feet square and 3 feet long that came the other day. It was a piece of electronic test gear that weighs around 70 lb I ordered off ebay.
I think at one time either 70 or 80 lb was their limit, but may be double that now.
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On Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:00:23 -0400, "Ralph Mowery"

The way I understand it the "regular" drivers will do up to 70# and they will do up to 150# (they send a different truck with 2 guys). Beyond that you are in the "freight" category. That is scary expensive. (hundreds for a lift gate truck)
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A couple of years ago I ordered a tandem load of gravel fill for a turning leg that I was building off my driveway, I got over 28,000 pounds and had to move it all by wheelbarrow.
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EXT wrote:

I had 7 yards of crushed limestone delivered , I spread it out on my driveway with my JD 317 garden tractor . Best 25 bucks I ever spent ... well , there's a few bucks for parts , and I'm into it for a few hundred now . With the hydraulic blade on the front and chains it also cleans our road to the highway in winter .
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