45 degree angle...

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jbailey52, May 16, 2008.

  1. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hope everyone is doing well.. I havent posted in a while!

    What is the best way to construct a SRW with a 45 degree angle? Basically I am going to build a bar with a built in grill which has two 45 degree angles. I am going to build two single sided walls next to each other with about 12" between the walls to accomodate the bluestone for the table tops... Thanks!
     
  2. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    use corner blocks and a block splitter or a hammer and chisel.
     
  3. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks... Im really wondering how the the two cut 45 degree blocks meet each other.. there is going to be a joint all the way from the bottom of the wall to the top correct? This is what I am wondering about.
     
  4. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    For a better visual on inside and outside 45 degree angles go to: Idealconcreteblock.com Click on Contractors corner. At the bottom of the yellow box click on Pisa/Roman Pisa Installation Guide. Scroll thru pages 20 to 23. Patroit is right, you'll need a block splitter, hammer and chisel. Good luck!!!
     
  5. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You should definitely not have a seam inline on a 45 degree corner. Alternate the blocks or you will have no structural strength. As was stated, a block splitter and hammer and chisel will be invaluable.

    Kirk
     
  6. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kirk.. this is my main concern.. Althought the wall is only going to be 24" on the "middle straight length" of the 45 angle, and wont be holding anything back. If I alternate the bond, wont this look strange and not be a true angle?
     
  7. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Go to "Ideals" website. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Done properly, there will be no seam.
     
  8. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You may have to split the pieces twice, or cut once and split the other to get the 45. The illustration amscapes is referencing will give you a better idea of how this is done. It's on page 27 of the PDF or page 21 of the manual.

    http://idealconcreteblock.com/Risi P2 RP Installation Guide SCREEN.pdf

    If you need anything more, get in touch with me and I can help you out.

    Kirk
     
  9. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How did you make out with those 45 degree corners? Any photos to share with us? Sounds like a great project for an outdoor kitchen.

    Kirk
     
  10. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It went ok... It sounded a lot easier on paper to do.. What we didnt do and should have, was measured a 22.5 degree angle on both pieces and cut... but it came out ok.. Ill get some pictures this week.
     

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