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    Cast Stone

    I needed a custom cap stone for my fountain 8' circle . The price was almost a grand . So I am making my own with foam and a cement shell like effis or stucco ... 1st cut rigid insulation board

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    2nd shape and apply Lath

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    I am going to have to learn how store these pics

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    FYI This is Koi pond not a pool

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    Note: the Fish scale tile job
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    Re: Cast Stone

    I love seeing someone take a project like that on. can't wait to see your results!
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    Re: Cast Stone

    That is awesome!
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    Re: Cast Stone

    It will look like a poured in place counter top ,except not as strong . Not as much work

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    Re: Cast Stone

    testing picture bucket

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    got it now

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    Re: Cast Stone

    Man that looks cool!!
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    Re: Cast Stone

    I have to finish these by next Sat. so making it quick Scratch coat

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    Test fit

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    Looks good, need another few coats

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    Re: Cast Stone

    That is neat! I love the sides!

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    Re: Cast Stone

    All 4 pieces are made with 2 coats . I will start the finish coat today.

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    I noticed as the pieces get heavier. the joint I cut in the middle of each piece becomes a weak point and they could break in two if I am not careful

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    Re: Cast Stone

    Is the concrete strong enough you could sit on one when installed or would you smash it?
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    Re: Cast Stone

    you could sit on . But not hit with a hammer

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    1st one with 1st coat stucco

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    Re: Cast Stone

    If you wanted it to be durable . For sitting, I would add a layer of cement board, but I was going for cheap and quick

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    This stucco is a rough surface . But it helps hides the imperfections

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    Re: Cast Stone

    So let me get this right.. you cut the foam.. then covered it with a wire/cement shell..

    Thats too cool!
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    Re: Cast Stone

    Yes 2" iso board . Not wire ,but fiberglass reinforcing tape

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    Re: Cast Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by vinper View Post
    Yes 2" iso board . Not wire ,but fiberglass reinforcing tape
    Wow.. looks great.. and its stable and not flimsy... Great idea
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    Re: Cast Stone

    Its solid as a rock , But if I jumped on it , it would crack

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    Re: Cast Stone

    Awesome!
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    Re: Cast Stone

    Here is how it turned out ,

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    Its not secured yet , just test fit

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    Re: Cast Stone

    fish

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