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Thread: One layer high breeze blocks to raise height of tunnel question.

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    gardening_gal is offline Cropper
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    I know it wont be as it was, I really miss it though.
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    1. Yes
    2. Better Yes - needed No. And a blob of construction adhesive (gripfill) would do.
    3. If you've worried get some Galv band (cheap as chip) and screw the band around the blocks.

    Are they blown blocks ~ 1 stone or dense ~ 4 stone ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lardman View Post
    1. Yes
    2. Better Yes - needed No. And a blob of construction adhesive (gripfill) would do.


    As in the stuff in tubes you use a gun for? Similar to sealant tubes?


    3. If you've worried get some Galv band (cheap as chip) and screw the band around the blocks.


    Good idea!

    Are they blown blocks ~ 1 stone or dense ~ 4 stone ?
    Ha! Seriously? They were scrounged from a garden and are filthy. I have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardening_gal View Post
    It's slab central here nick, I think my only options are 1) & 2)
    could you hit some rebar down between the gaps between the slabs perhaps ?
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    Nope. Slabs are cemented down, not really any gaps.

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    If the blocks are heavy .. they're dense and I wouldn't worry about anything going anywhere ever. If you can pick 2 or more up at one time they're lightweight blown concrete either way I wouldn't be concerned about the PT going anywhere.
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    They seem heavy to me tbh. I'll make sure the extra ones I need to buy are dense as well so that will help. Thank you.

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    You would know if they are the dense ones (generally they are called concrete block in the building trade if you want to buy some) they are really heavy, really I don’t fancy carrying this very far heavy. If you lifted then in and out of your car boot without a massive struggle they were probably breeze blocks (the blown type). If you ask for breeze blocks in a diy or builders merchant you will get the lighter blown type.
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