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Old 08-18-2011, 09:35 AM   #29
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You answered your own question about the concrete thickness... Could inset a 1/4 plywood bowtie then fill it with stained concrete or epoxy.

If you have an iphone, check out "clinometer" and "Theodolite" apps.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #30
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You answered your own question about the concrete thickness... Could inset a 1/4 plywood bowtie then fill it with stained concrete or epoxy.

If you have an iphone, check out "clinometer" and "Theodolite" apps.
downloading them now.

that is a really good idea brother!
I think I may have to do that! Time to find some threads on how to do it
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:46 AM   #31
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #32
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:57 AM   #33
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Just wanna throw this out there, I'm no concrete guru by any stretch, just seemed like a good idea if it'll work... maybe use fiberglass reinforcement around the edges of the bowtie so it would be less prone to crack/chip... that make sense?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #34
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A 1/8" steel (aluminiunmum-uinimunm) plate bowtie with countersink bolts every few inches around the perimeter would look sweet!
perimeter of what!!

the garage floor?????


sounds like a lot of work!

I am thinking a 3ftx6ft plywood insert like you mentioned... put it 8 feet inside the main garage door! Then fill it with stained or dyed concrete.
probably would have to make it at least 1 inch deep huh.. or more?

I am trying to google to see if anyone has detailed directions on how to do that. but coming up empty handed... should be pretty self-explainatory, but, thought i could find it online... any luck ony our end?
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:31 AM   #35
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quick n dirty idea...
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:10 AM   #36
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I would make 6" and trowel contraction joints every 12-15 feet. Concrete will crack, it's about controlling where it does. Placing it in 2 pours would be best in a
checkered pattern.
Planning on putting a gravel layer down as a vapor barrier too?
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quick n dirty idea...
oh.... is that for the big one I plan to make?

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I would make 6" and trowel contraction joints every 12-15 feet. Concrete will crack, it's about controlling where it does. Placing it in 2 pours would be best in a
checkered pattern.
Planning on putting a gravel layer down as a vapor barrier too?
This is one step that I will have hired out. I am sure whoever I go with make sure they have everything that is usually required for this area.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #38
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I was thinking smaller but yes, countersunk bolts around the bowtie... OR...

Have about 2x6 area pan about 1/8 inch deep in the floor, paint this in the pan and fill it level with clear epoxy.



...err maybe not... epoxy would get scratched up and dull
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Whoa dude!

Heck, My whole house could fit in that thing????




gimme some o dat

gots me a front row seat!
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Wow! That's big!


Wait, I see Stroh's! I haven't seen Stroh's for years!
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Check it out... Might be too much maintenance for a shop floor, but it sure looks cool

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Whoa dude!

Heck, My whole house could fit in that thing????
gimme some o dat
gots me a front row seat!
Hopefully we will see more progress in the next few weeks. it will be slow going for sure. I am only home here and there. And its just dad and I for the most part.

but we will get it!


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Wow! That's big!
Wait, I see Stroh's! I haven't seen Stroh's for years!
Oh yea... we do everything with Strohs up here... its a family tradition if you know what I mean.

We even poured Strohs into the concrete mix for good measure!
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