Setting concrete forms Demolition Ranch

Headquarters Build Part 1 – Transcript & Key Notes

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welcome to demolition ranch oh wait this
is texas barn dominion
sorry anyway so today we are starting
the demolition ranch headquarters this
is going to be a place for them to
when they were working here on the range
to come in
get their supplies uh maybe hang out and
uh you know brainstorm
whatever research anything they need to
do this is gonna be the place for them
hang out
[Music] do
[Music] all right so what we’re doing here is
we’re squaring up the foundation
this is obviously the first step and as
you guys can see we do not use battery
we we put a stake right here and then
another one
back there and then we shoot a parallel
over there as long as these two lines
are parallel with each other
then we can square it up so right now
what you’ve seen is that they’re
the diagonal the way we get the diagonal
is a squared plus b squared equals c
once we have our parallels we mark a
corner there
we shoot our diagonal to there then we
get this dimension here which we already
know shoot the diagonal again
mark that corner and then when we last
is when we mark this left side or when
we measure
it needs to measure exactly what this
one measures which is already a given or
a known distance
if it doesn’t measure that then
something’s wrong the beauty of this
system is
it’s really fast and if you really need
to get a lot done
real fast and you have a side for
example you’re pulling off of a fence
let’s just say 20 feet or something then
you can actually start forming that side
ever squaring up because that side is
never going to move so you can also
actually just start working
there but anyway that’s what we’re doing
here and as soon as we’re done with uh
squaring it up because we want to make
sure that matt sees
where it’s going to be and make sure
that he approves it
and once he approves it then
at that point we can start forming
all right so now that we got it squared
up like i said we do not use better
boards so
we just have a stake here stake over
there so just four stakes
these two lines are parallel to each
other and then we
shoot our diagonals we get our
hypotenuse so hypotenuse is
something you learn like in ninth grade
i know at the time you’re sitting there
going when am i ever gonna use this well
this is when you use it okay once you
have a hypotenuse you can make anything
perfectly square so that’s what we do
because we don’t have to guess about the
diagonals a lot of people just shoot
diagonals and as long as they match
they call it good well that’s not in my
opinion good enough
so long story short that’s what we do
shoot our diagonals
yes sir how much am i getting paid today
uh you’re getting paid
a lot yeah you’re getting paid with
likes good
let’s play uh matt with my like today
yeah there you go
let’s play them with likes so like this
video how many likes does it take matt
five thousand oh five thousand likes
you heard the man five thousand likes we
gotta pay him up
he’s gotta man’s gotta eat that’s what
we’re gonna do right now as you guys see
we’re laying out the panel forms
so this slab’s gonna be pretty low in
the back we’re gonna start with about
just four inches off the ground but as
you can see once we get
out here to the front it’s gonna be
about 16 inches off the ground
which is what we talked about on the
last episode so they’re going to lay out
the forms first and then
start swinging that sledgehammer you’re
going to swing a sledgehammer matt
yeah yeah i think i can handle that all
right we’ll see
see they’re putting up the panel forms
put a stake here
then they put another one where the
panels meet
and that’s how they keep them lined up
you can see these forms because the
ground is not level
they are stair step because we need to
keep the forms level
so let me get on the other side so you
guys can see
see that right there so these forms are
actually taller than they need to be
but later we’re going to put what’s
called the tin lug
right there and that’s how we’re going
to set our level but right now they’re
stair stepping those
form because if you don’t stair step it
then you cannot get them to meet up
perfectly right there so that’s how
they’re doing that
we’re going to put our cameras away and
me and matt are going to start swinging
some sledgehammers giving these guys a
see how that goes
there you go there you go
there you go
[Music] [Music] you guys can see we have the forms done
now we need to figure out how much fill
dirt we’re gonna need
for that we’re gonna have to take
a measurement in each corner how deep
the slab’s gonna be or the pad
and then we’re going to take an average
so we’re going to take four dimensions
divide it by four
that’s going to give us the thickness of
how much we need to build up our pad
all right once we do that
we have to convert it to feet because
our dimensions are going to be in inches
it’s going to get real boring but trust
me it’s going to get better
so anyway you convert everything to feet
and then you multiply
the thickness in feet times the square
that’s going to give you cubic feet okay
we’re still not there yet because
everything you order when they say
they always say yards what they mean is
cubic yards
all right so we take that cubic feet
and we divided by 27 because there is 27
cubic feet
in one cubic yard right because one yard
is three feet so
if you imagine a cube that is one yard
by one yard by one yard
so it’s technically three feet by three
feet times three feet so
27 all right so that’s what we’re going
to do right now
alright so our corners measure 6
12 17 and 22 so we’re going to add
so we’re going to add them all up
which is 22 plus 17
plus 12 plus six 57
inches divide that by four it gives us
14 and a quarter
inches okay we have to subtract
the thickness of the concrete from that
so we’re going to subtract
we’re probably going to go four inch lab
here so we’re going to be at 10 and a
10 and a quarter inches i’m just going
to call for 12 because there’s gonna be
some compaction so let’s just call it
one foot
okay so the slab is 24 by
32 so it’s 768 feet times one foot
that’s 768 cubic feet divided by 27
we get 28 cubic yards of field dirt
that’s how much field dirt we need
so we’re gonna go ahead and order that
and the next step
is we’re gonna get our uh our guys to
come in here with a skid steer an
excavator and they’re gonna
cut up all the beams in here and put all
the filter in there
after they’re done we’re gonna do the
rebar and after the rebar
we pour concrete again we are building
the demolition ranch headquarters
matt is gonna tell you more of what that
means in the future
right you promise i have lots of plans
so there’s a lot of plans for uh
demolition ranch headquarters but that’s
what we’re building so now you know what
we’re doing
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haven’t and we’ll see you guys next time
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