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Old 10-18-2020, 07:30 AM   #1
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Permanent chocks

One of my summer of covid-19 projects was to make permanent concrete chocks. The forms, made from scrap strand board, measure 4" high, 4" at the top, 6" at the bottom, and are 28" long. Plastic pipe forms the anchor holes. I added two pieces of 2' re-bar to the concrete for each chock and coated the inside of the form with a mixture of 50% vegetable oil and 50% mineral oil at a release agent. Each chock used 2/3 of an 80 lb bag of concrete mix. Tapping the sides of the form removed air pockets giving a smooth surface. Each is anchored to the ground with re-bar. Living in the frozen north, I caulked the top to keep water from getting in, expanding, and cracking the concrete. They seem to work well and don't catch the stabilizers. The local inspector came and approved the installation.

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Old 10-18-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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Nice job. That sounds like a fun project.
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A building inspector had to sign off on that? I assume there was a permit, too?
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A building inspector had to sign off on that? I assume there was a permit, too?
No, they don't need a permit. They pretty much come and go as they please.
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No, they don't need a permit. They pretty much come and go as they please.


So do you lug these camping ?
Or is it a fixed location ....
I cannot imagine hauling these everywhere
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So do you lug these camping ?
Or is it a fixed location ....
I cannot imagine hauling these everywhere


Ok I just reread ... looks like a permanent installation based on the rebar
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No, they don't need a permit. They pretty much come and go as they please.
Ours are swamped with real work. Yours must be like Maytag repairmen. 😆
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So do you lug these camping ?
Or is it a fixed location ....
I cannot imagine hauling these everywhere
Scamps are so light, some ballast might be useful on windy days. A couple of days ago, I heard that two trailers or RVs were blown over on CR93 between Golden and Boulder!
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Ok I just reread ... looks like a permanent installation based on the rebar
....and the title of the thread kind of gives it away too.
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The local inspector...

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Okay, you got me! I thought that was a landscape inspector...
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inspectors tend to be shot out there especially in the fall. she is really taking her chances. looks like you need to level that pad too. since I assume that is a semi permanent place.
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