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Offline John Raabe

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Fast Tube forms for concrete piers - COOL!
« on: September 01, 2009, 01:34:16 PM »
An easy to build option to cardboard tubes for poured concrete piers.

http://www.fab-form.com/fast-tube/fast-tubeOverview.php

UPDATE to old thread - The manufacturer continues to develop interesting options for concrete forms.
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Re: Fast Tube forms for concrete piers - COOL!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 06:25:18 AM »
Interesting product, but I'm not so sure it's "greener" than cardboard tubes.

Anyway, I would have a couple of questions for them besides cost.

How would one position re-bar in the tube?

How would one seal the joints of the left over tube material under a slab?

They also didn't show how to vibrate the air voids out during the pour.

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Re: Fast Tube forms for concrete piers - COOL!
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 11:15:18 AM »
I like it!

Would it be possible to use this in the bush of Alaska?  Do you need to have a hose pumping in the concrete?
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Re: Fast Tube forms for concrete piers - COOL!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 06:21:50 AM »
saw these at my lumber yard yesterday.
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Re: Fast Tube forms for concrete piers - COOL!
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 09:17:16 PM »
Cool - about a $1 per foot for 8"

http://doitbest.com/4294963880-Concrete+Forms.dib

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