Coping being shorter than beam?

Glopez313

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Hello I have a question about the coping being shorter than my pool beam. Coping is 9 inch long x 3 inch thick and gunite beam is 12 inch long, and I’m going to pour the concrete deck. Will there be any problems there?
 

jimmythegreek

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It cam be done but has to be done right. The deck needs release paper umder it to allow sliding over the bond beam with mo attachment. Then as Allen said an expansion joint and caulking. No rebar tieing anything to one another
 
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Glopez313

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It cam be done but has to be done right. The deck needs release paper umder it to allow sliding over the bond beam with mo attachment. Then as Allen said an expansion joint and caulking. No rebar tieing anything to one another
Ok can I lay expansion joint flat covering the beam and pour concrete over the paper?
 

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I use tyvek wrap for stucco. Regular tyvek works too. What I have done is cut strips amd then overlap coping as a protectant amd tape off at waterline. Pour deck amd use an expansion joint filler. The skinny plastic stuff with some release agent can be dug out after the pour or fiber boards etc. Cut tyvek below deck level with razor knife. Then fill with deck o seal or elastomeric concrete filler using backer rods to fill void somewhat
 
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Glopez313

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I use tyvek wrap for stucco. Regular tyvek works too. What I have done is cut strips amd then overlap coping as a protectant amd tape off at waterline. Pour deck amd use an expansion joint filler. The skinny plastic stuff with some release agent can be dug out after the pour or fiber boards etc. Cut tyvek below deck level with razor knife. Then fill with deck o seal or elastomeric concrete filler using backer rods to fill void somewhat
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jimmythegreek

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Be careful with bond beam too. That step in the coping collar is a push point. Depending on how the concrete deck lays out you will want a gap there too. Same idea as the coping getting pushed the bond beam can get pushed too. Not as big an issue if your not in freeze country