Gypcrete

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  1. franz frippl

    franz frippl Guest

    Are there alternatives to Gypcrete brand poured floor?

    What might they be?

    I am working on a 20x24 cabin and wish to pour it myself. Has anyone done
    this as DIY?
    franz frippl, Aug 2, 2007
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    franz frippl Guest

    On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:58:06 -0500, Al Bundy wrote:

    > franz frippl <> wrote in
    > news:xyrsi.1823$:
    >
    >> Are there alternatives to Gypcrete brand poured floor?
    >>
    >> What might they be?
    >>
    >> I am working on a 20x24 cabin and wish to pour it myself. Has anyone
    >> done this as DIY?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I'm no concrete guy at all but you want to mix & pour like 18 cu yds of
    > concrete?!!!! More if over 4" thick. Rebar? Cell phone to call 911?
    >
    > How are you getting all this mix to the site is my curiosity.


    18 cu yds?
    The area is 480 sq ft and the pour is 1-1/2". Gypcrete is lighter than
    concrete. I calculated 2 cu yds of material max. Quote for job is $1600
    minimum. Just looking for way to cover radiant floor tubing.

    There must be alternative product out there, I just don't know what it is.
    franz frippl, Aug 3, 2007
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    marson Guest

    On Aug 3, 6:15 am, franz frippl <> wrote:
    > On Thu, 02 Aug 2007 19:58:06 -0500, Al Bundy wrote:
    > > franz frippl <> wrote in
    > >news:xyrsi.1823$:

    >
    > >> Are there alternatives to Gypcrete brand poured floor?

    >
    > >> What might they be?

    >
    > >> I am working on a 20x24 cabin and wish to pour it myself. Has anyone
    > >> done this as DIY?

    >
    > > I'm no concrete guy at all but you want to mix & pour like 18 cu yds of
    > > concrete?!!!! More if over 4" thick. Rebar? Cell phone to call 911?

    >
    > > How are you getting all this mix to the site is my curiosity.

    >
    > 18 cu yds?
    > The area is 480 sq ft and the pour is 1-1/2". Gypcrete is lighter than
    > concrete. I calculated 2 cu yds of material max. Quote for job is $1600
    > minimum. Just looking for way to cover radiant floor tubing.
    >
    > There must be alternative product out there, I just don't know what it is.


    I'm shooting from the hip here, and throwing out some ideas. You
    could try calling your local redi mix plant and see if they have
    lightweight concrete. Also regular concrete could be used, if your
    floor structure can support the weight. Depends on your ambition and
    skill level too...1600 doesn't sound that bad really.
    marson, Aug 3, 2007
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    RicodJour Guest

    On Aug 2, 4:57 pm, franz frippl <> wrote:
    > Are there alternatives to Gypcrete brand poured floor?
    >
    > What might they be?
    >
    > I am working on a 20x24 cabin and wish to pour it myself. Has anyone done
    > this as DIY?


    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=self-leveling lightweight concrete

    If you do it yourself it's pretty much guaranteed you won't get the
    single smooth surface that you would if you had it pumped in. It's a
    fair bit of work and the materials aren't that cheap. The sixteen
    hundred you mentioned doesn't sound that steep, but I guess it's more
    a question of what you had allowed for the radiant covering.

    R
    RicodJour, Aug 3, 2007
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    DanG Guest

    You don't tell what type of radiant floor you are covering.

    If it has to do with ceramic tile, this is the absolute best site
    on the internet
    http://www.johnbridge.com/

    I didn't look very hard because I don't know what you need, but
    here is radiant story from that site:
    <http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=36020>
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    "franz frippl" <> wrote in message
    news:xyrsi.1823$...
    > Are there alternatives to Gypcrete brand poured floor?
    >
    > What might they be?
    >
    > I am working on a 20x24 cabin and wish to pour it myself. Has
    > anyone done
    > this as DIY?
    DanG, Aug 4, 2007
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    franz frippl Guest

    On Fri, 03 Aug 2007 18:55:59 -0500, DanG wrote:

    > You don't tell what type of radiant floor you are covering.
    >
    > If it has to do with ceramic tile, this is the absolute best site
    > on the internet
    > http://www.johnbridge.com/
    >
    > I didn't look very hard because I don't know what you need, but
    > here is radiant story from that site:
    > <http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=36020>


    It's going to be radiant tubing with ceramic tiles. Thanks for site.
    franz frippl, Aug 6, 2007
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