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Old 08-20-2012, 07:06 PM
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Best way to cut in cap on a radius wall

Building a wall with unilock split n stack, as I lay the cap in, the front face meets up, on the back end I have gaps up to 4inch between the blocks.

When cutting in the cap to make it look as professional as possible, do you measure this gap, divide the measurement in half, then take that amount and measure it off the face corner then draw your line to the back corner for your cut? Or did I lose you?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:02 PM
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yup, thats how I do it most of he time.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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is there a faster way to get the same results?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:16 PM
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you can do that or just wing it like me/my guys usually do. pics help tho
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:40 PM
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What size caps are you using? When we use that sns wall I work with a 12" x 9" cap, gives better results and there is a 1" overhang which is nicer than the straight edge of the sns cap. Or did I lose you.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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We do not measure caps on radiused walls. We just use a square. But I have a mason that uses cardboard and makes a template for radiuses when all the radiuses are the same.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:00 PM
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We do not measure caps on radiused walls. We just use a square. But I have a mason that uses cardboard and makes a template for radiuses when all the radiuses are the same.
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So what do you do just eyeball it?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:59 PM
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the cap is 7.80" x 5.85"
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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the cap is 7.80" x 5.85"
They are a pita to use, we don't bother unless its for a firepit or something, but for a retaining wall, go with the 12" long cap. Much nicer finish. But ya a square or just eyeballing it works too. Try to overlap the joints though, this is why the longer caps work so well
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:25 PM
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For big gaps I just lay a 2' level down between the two caps and draw a line down each side, for small gaps I just run the saw between the two caps usually 2 or 3 times until they fit tight (be careful not to cut through the face of the block if you do it this way). These two ways are much faster for me.
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