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Mezzanine HalfDork
4/6/16 5:11 p.m.
java230 wrote: As to the fibers showing, they really dont, a torch makes any exposed disappear.

That is great news!

SVreX MegaDork
4/6/16 8:23 p.m.

So, you are using motorized legs to raise it? That's kind of what I was saying (the hydraulics comment was intended to be humorous). The point is, you won't want to do it manually.

7' is a really long span for 1 1/2" thick concrete, and it's pretty hard to put rebar in a slab that thin.

T.J. UltimaDork
4/6/16 8:31 p.m.

In reply to SVreX:

2" thick looks like about 350 lb.

Just thinking about getting that from the garage to my office and then put in place on top of cabinets make me think I should go back to the ikea butcher block.

SVreX MegaDork
4/7/16 6:29 a.m.

I am a little biased on this. I lived in Latin Anerica for a long time, where all counters are concrete, and considered cheap. I don't get it at some level. Seems like people are forcing a material that is not well suited for finish, spans, permeability, microbial absorption. weight, etc.

When I build them for customers, I do it old school, with my own mix. That's the way I learned in Guatemala and the DR.

But I will also admit I am not very familiar with some of the new high tech blends and mixes, which can better suited. I am just sharing some of my experiences in the past 39 years in construction.

It's worth a shot. I'd like to see the results.

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