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Old 08-11-2007, 06:27 PM
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Curved walls help

Does anyone have any experience curving a wall composed of CMUs? Not much of a curve, just slight. The plan is to veneer to the wall. I've laid plenty of block to the line, just never curved the wall. Has anyone had problems with this? Thanks
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Old 08-13-2007, 09:17 PM
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No real masons? OK...I'll cut every block I guess.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:09 PM
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On this stoop we cut the ends off one side of every block and then every other block was a half block.

Lotta work.
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:58 PM
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Did u hit China on that stoop
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Old 08-13-2007, 11:10 PM
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Would it have been easier to frame it with Luan and pour the whole thing in one shot?

Or possibly use 1 x 3's and do it vertically.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:31 PM
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mrusk: I see, thank you. What was the landing material used on top of that stoop? Just curious...

Champ: It would be easier to frame, but I feel efficient enough with the block and incorporating the wall ties into the joints.
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:08 PM
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brick running vertical as the riser, bullnose as the coping, and bluestone as the stoop.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:03 AM
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The original post omits data that may come in to play for the project. What is a "slight curve", one with a 25 ft radius or one with a 100 ft radius? Is the wall free standing or a retaing wall? What is the length and height?

That said, for a 100 ft radius wall of standard 8 x 16 CMU, for each 16 inches of wall length, the inside radius length is 1/10 inch shorter. This difference can be taken up in the joints without cutting blocks.
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