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Cantenary Vault in Utah


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Cellar


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Photo 23380 viewsIn this photo I'm spraying the shell coat ( 3/4", fibered, 3,500 psi, FC) onto plaster lath on top of the #6666 formwork (which comes out ? - or not?) Adding fibers to this coat made it very sticky (globby) and there was almost no blow through of plaster. Everybody on the job thought this was some of our best thinking . The inside surface came out nice and even-- and Super Rough (YES) and ready for a very thin, interior, stucco coat (if you remove the formwork).
On photo left, note that the first section of the roof shell is bagged and curing.
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Photo 33068 viewsInsulating the South, living end of the structure. This end is domed shapped and was MUCH harder to deal with than the rest of the structure, (which was Barrel vauled). Forget about domes if you are a beginner or have a limited budget. Anyway, we used small pieces (16"-wide X 32" or so -long) of white, one inch and 1 1/2"",semi-flexible, styro board to get 4" total of insulation. Not easy on the dome shape but it worked. Stand-offs made from 6inch WW were very helpfull. For a BV it would be Much Easier to use this same idea.
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Photo 12774 views14 ft high X16 wide, cantenary vault. Shell membrane is 2 layers of #6666WW in 2 1/2" of 3,500 psi concrete.
Movable formwork, concrete mixed on site.
In this photo the first section has been poured (sprayed / placed) and the formwork has been moved to second bay.
In photo,lower center note the lath has bben sprayed for the shell coat.This can be seen in the next photo.
Cellar3.jpg
underground wine cellar2290 viewsA view of the side of the vault. In the foreground the first section of vault has been poured. In the background the formwork is in place to pour the next section.
For more information see
www.flyingconcrete.com
Cellar1.jpg
under ground barrel vault2889 viewsHere we are pouring the lower, vertical part of the vault using wooden formwork . In this photo also note that we have started to place concrete on the top of the vault .
Cellar2.jpg
underground wine cellar2572 viewsIn this photo you can see the beams and pillars that run down the center of the room. The vaults make a "M" shape.
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Photo 43977 viewsHere's another view of the west side and south end. The domed part on the right, where you see the window plastic cut open, is a small living quarters. The thickened portion is where the insulation went in. On the extreme left you can see some styrofoam. That is the buttress/arch at the front of the garage that was unfinished when we had to leave.
 

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Cellar3.jpg
underground wine cellar2290 viewsA view of the side of the vault. In the foreground the first section of vault has been poured. In the background the formwork is in place to pour the next section.
For more information see
www.flyingconcrete.com
Feb 01, 2005
Cellar2.jpg
underground wine cellar2572 viewsIn this photo you can see the beams and pillars that run down the center of the room. The vaults make a "M" shape.Feb 01, 2005
Cellar1.jpg
under ground barrel vault2889 viewsHere we are pouring the lower, vertical part of the vault using wooden formwork . In this photo also note that we have started to place concrete on the top of the vault .Feb 01, 2005
steve4.jpg
Photo 43977 viewsHere's another view of the west side and south end. The domed part on the right, where you see the window plastic cut open, is a small living quarters. The thickened portion is where the insulation went in. On the extreme left you can see some styrofoam. That is the buttress/arch at the front of the garage that was unfinished when we had to leave.Feb 01, 2005
steve3.jpg
Photo 33068 viewsInsulating the South, living end of the structure. This end is domed shapped and was MUCH harder to deal with than the rest of the structure, (which was Barrel vauled). Forget about domes if you are a beginner or have a limited budget. Anyway, we used small pieces (16"-wide X 32" or so -long) of white, one inch and 1 1/2"",semi-flexible, styro board to get 4" total of insulation. Not easy on the dome shape but it worked. Stand-offs made from 6inch WW were very helpfull. For a BV it would be Much Easier to use this same idea.Feb 01, 2005
steve1.jpg
Photo 12774 views14 ft high X16 wide, cantenary vault. Shell membrane is 2 layers of #6666WW in 2 1/2" of 3,500 psi concrete.
Movable formwork, concrete mixed on site.
In this photo the first section has been poured (sprayed / placed) and the formwork has been moved to second bay.
In photo,lower center note the lath has bben sprayed for the shell coat.This can be seen in the next photo.
Feb 01, 2005
steve2.jpg
Photo 23380 viewsIn this photo I'm spraying the shell coat ( 3/4", fibered, 3,500 psi, FC) onto plaster lath on top of the #6666 formwork (which comes out ? - or not?) Adding fibers to this coat made it very sticky (globby) and there was almost no blow through of plaster. Everybody on the job thought this was some of our best thinking . The inside surface came out nice and even-- and Super Rough (YES) and ready for a very thin, interior, stucco coat (if you remove the formwork).
On photo left, note that the first section of the roof shell is bagged and curing.
Feb 01, 2005