The first thing we did today was put together the cement mixer. The instructions are not very good but we managed to get it together fairly easy. It only took a couple hours.
Next step, purchase the cement. I calculated I needed about 28 – 80 pound bags to fill the block cores and another 22 for the 4 inch hearth on top. I decided to get 60 – 80lb bags of cement to make sure I had enough. Best price I found was Lowes. So we hooked up the trailer and headed to Lowes and bought 60 bags.
Came back home and cut the rebar for each core leaving 1 3/4″ sticking out above the block. This will tie into the 4″ hearth.
We’ll pour the cores tomorrow. Hopefully we’ll get it done in one day.
More to follow!