From $9.95


Statistics

Users
Total: 31,142
Visited Last 30 days: 145
Forum Messages
Total: 20,771
Last 30 days: 14
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,154
Last 30 days: 1
Journal Entries
Total: 5,294
Last 30 days: 9
Connections
Total: 15,167
Last 30 days: 4
Downloads
Total: 82,471

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
24,047 Visits | 266 Posts | 426 Pix | 4 Videos
Z-Oen Dayton, OH
2 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
113,632 Visits | 951 Posts | 2,473 Pix | 42 Videos
washougalhome Washougal, WA
668 Visits | 22 Posts | 124 Pix | 0 Videos
MadeByMelissaPdByChr... Berea, KY
61 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Geosynthetic-Systems
50 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
vanphuccity Ho Chi Minh, AL
66 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MCKAY-ICF-BUILD Oconomowoc, WI
105 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Car-Rentals-in-Udaip... Delhi, AL
131 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Art-Camacho New Braunfels, TX
865 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Quijada-project-Lake... Lake Havasu City, AZ
170 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Port-Townsend-Build Sherman Oaks, CA
150 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
MesaBarnHouse Mesa, AZ
1,312 Visits | 33 Posts | 46 Pix | 0 Videos
LalcoInteriors1 Mumbai, AL
168 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Stan-Tol Winter Springs, FL
250 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Metal-Buildings Conroe, TX
350 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
benson-bondstone-hom... Coeur d'Alene, AL
317 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Demetrius Kansas City, KS
401 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Genes-Job Cocoa, FL
496 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
38,626 Visits | 40 Posts | 177 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters

RatingPosts
James in Beaumont, TX0.002
Timmy Weeks0.001
Steve0.002

This forum is so great. Thanks for helping me and other O-B's out with great information. Please keep it coming.
Malcolm Bates

Try one of our new Construction Bargain Strategies for free. Coupon code: CBS. One strategy could save you $1,000 or $10,000 or maybe $50,000 when you build or remodel.
25,000 pages of free owner-builder resources.  We accept no ads.

Rim joist as form board


Filter by date: and/or Keyword



Reply... Subscribe to this topic


Brian's Forum Posts: 2
Interview Answers: 21

Private Message


Randomly Selected Image

Login to Vote

By Brian in Roseville, CA on 4/18/2007


Sorry if this has been asked and answered.  (I tried searching to no avail.)

I see StrongTie has wedge-tie anchors sized for 1 1/4-inch engineered-form lumber. strongtie.com/products

I need to form a stem wall up to 4' in height. I could do the forming in a number of ways, including good old-fashioned 2x10 with wedge-tie anchors. And I know that there is engineered lumber specifically for use in concrete forming. 

But since this is a one-time pour, I was wondering if I could use my 11 7/8"x1 1/4" rim joist (that I will need later anyway). Of course, you wouldn't want to contaminate it with diesel fuel (as form release) and you would need to strip the forms quickly and clean them up very nicely. 

Is there any reason not to do this? 

Thanks,

Brian

Reply...


Junior's Forum Posts: 6

Private Message


Randomly Selected Image

Login to Vote

By Junior in Greensboro, NC on 6/21/2010


Why not use some type of plastic or paper for the release, so the concrete never touches the wood?

Reply...


Rich's Forum Posts: 38
Journal Entries: 18
Interview Answers: 68

Private Message


Image from Rich's blog

Login to Vote

By Rich in Suffolk, VA on 4/16/2011


I'm doing this myself. I have a second floor that uses 2x10 joists, so I went ahead and purchased those early enough to be used as formboards for my slab. There are some risks/disadvantages. One is that some locales have inspectors who will reject the used boards if they can't clearly make out the rating that was once imprinted on the side.

Also, using the boards for concrete will mean that, even with form release, the board will have concrete/sand stuck to it which will wear out saw blades faster. I cut some boards that had sand on them and have already noticed that. I plan on changing all of my saw blades after the framing process, so this won't be as big an issue for me. During framing you don't need pretty cuts like you would want for trim anyway.

As for release, there are now non-petroleum form release products. I couldn't find any without paying expensive shipping, so I just paid my concrete crew an additional $50 to spray my boards. I used the non-petroleum product to protect my well, which is only 30' away from the foundation.

I have heard of individuals using plastic as form release, but I haven't tried it myself.

Reply...



Reply... Subscribe to this topic

Copyright 1997-2018 Consensus Group Inc.