14th Apr 2005, 05:03 PM #1
Just a quick question Re: stumps I am looking at concrete ones being sold left over from a job. There is 50 1.2 metre and 50 at 1metre. When I rang up about them, the guy told me that he still had them as the person who was going to buy them didn't want them as she was building a new house and these where only good for restumping. my question is
Does this sound right the difference between new etc
How far do I have to put the stumps into the ground
The only reason I am considering buying them is they are the right price as in $300 the lot or $150 for each batch
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14th Apr 2005, 06:53 PM #2
Why change the font size ?
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14th Apr 2005, 07:30 PM #3Originally Posted by Bear
Bear, I am not sure about the prices, why not call up the local concrete product supplier and ask what they charge per stump
AS for the difference between stump types.. I would assume ( and I leave myself open here) that stumps for NEW constructions would be the type with the rod moulded into the centre
The stumps for re-stumping would be the type with the wire loop in them to allow the stump to be nailed to the floor bearers(?)
When I had my place restumped 18 months ago the new stumps were buried to a depth of 500mm, with a hole 500mm square and back filled with concrete.
This subject has been debated here before, do your self a favour and search it out.I try and do new things twice.. the first time to see if I can do it.. the second time to see if I like it
15th Apr 2005, 03:09 PM #4
the soil conditions govern the depth of stumps in the ground.Regards, Bob Thomas
15th Apr 2005, 04:44 PM #5
With regard to concrete stumps, I'm aware of three types:
- Re-blocking type with a short wire loop at the side
- a "new work" type with a long single wire protruding from the top
- "bolt down" type with a threaded rod protruding from the top
The re-blocking type are designed to be easier to attach to an existing building by placing a nail or two through the loop and bending over.
As to depth, Echnidna is quite right - it depends. One re-blocker I knew suggested to me that you only dig down as far as the existing sole plate and remove the sole plate and don't dig any deeper. The theory is that the soil below the sole plate will have been well compacted by the house sitting on it over the years. Therefore the length of the stump required will vary with the individual stump locations. You also have to allow for the concrete "pad" when determing the length.
If you check with the relevent Standards, you may find that you may have to go deeper to satisfy prevailing requirements.
The usual procedure is to measure all the individual stump holes and buy stumps to the required lengths (again, allow for the pad). Stumps are sold as $ per 100mm of length.