Metal Weights

We had to get creative on how to hold the metal crown molding in place while we poured the next batch of concrete. We decided on concrete blocks. The blocks will enable us to get the crown molding in the exact spot and will keep the bottom of the form in place. The concrete blocks will be eternally encased in the wall.

6 thoughts on “Metal Weights

  1. mnchknky October 27, 2021 / 20:30

    Do you have the missing teeth for the crown or how are you planning to replace them?

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    • moorelandhouse October 27, 2021 / 21:05

      We have never done a count but we have most if not all of them. We could replace them very easily because they are just small boxes made of bent metal. The trick is trying to get them attached back to the crown molding.


  2. Douglas Lee October 27, 2021 / 22:19

    It seems like the metal crown molding will bear a lot of weight outward, especially at the corners. How will you prevent the molding from giving way?

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    • moorelandhouse October 27, 2021 / 23:28

      The crown molding is totally vacant. It will make more sense when you see us build the rest of the forms.


  3. Crystal November 3, 2021 / 18:27

    That wall is going to outlive the rest of the house the way you rebuilt it! Great job!

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    • moorelandhouse November 3, 2021 / 20:33

      By the time we are done there will be over 10,000 pounds of concrete in the wall. Of course, the bricks and mortar that were there before would have weighed that much too.


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