I'm no concrete guy at all but you want to mix & pour like 18 cu yds of
concrete?!!!! More if over 4" thick. Rebar? Cell phone to call 911?
How are you getting all this mix to the site is my curiosity.
On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:58:06 -0500, Al Bundy wrote:
18 cu yds?
The area is 480 sq ft and the pour is 1-1/2". Gypcrete is lighter than
concrete. I calculated 2 cu yds of material max. Quote for job is $1600
minimum. Just looking for way to cover radiant floor tubing.
There must be alternative product out there, I just don't know what it is.
I'm shooting from the hip here, and throwing out some ideas. You
could try calling your local redi mix plant and see if they have
lightweight concrete. Also regular concrete could be used, if your
floor structure can support the weight. Depends on your ambition and
skill level too...1600 doesn't sound that bad really.
If you do it yourself it's pretty much guaranteed you won't get the
single smooth surface that you would if you had it pumped in. It's a
fair bit of work and the materials aren't that cheap. The sixteen
hundred you mentioned doesn't sound that steep, but I guess it's more
a question of what you had allowed for the radiant covering.
You don't tell what type of radiant floor you are covering.
If it has to do with ceramic tile, this is the absolute best site
on the internet
I didn't look very hard because I don't know what you need, but
here is radiant story from that site:
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