What size sonotube do I need?
The rule-of-thumb is to use a tube diameter 3 times the post width, therefore use a 12” diameter Sonotube for a 4×4” post.
What size do concrete tubes come in?
Size: Available in 6” (152 mm), 8” (203 mm), 10” (254 mm) and 12”(305 mm) diameters in 4′ (1.2 M), lengths. The amount of concrete required for each size tube is illustrated in Table 1.
What size footings do I need for a 6×6 post?
FOOTINGS: – Poured concrete footings should be a minimum of 8” wider than the posts (4×4 post – 12” min. width, 6×6 post – 14” min. width), a two level deck or deck with roof – 24”x24”. – The bottom of the footings must be a minimum of 36” below finish grade level.
Why are Sonotubes different sizes?
Each manufacturer produces Sonotubes® of different sizes but offers custom designs to accommodate customer requirements. All of the various types of Sonotubes® are designed for commercial construction use. The many different sizes provide capabilities that assist in increasing the efficiency of a construction project.
What size concrete piers do I need?
For sizing pier diameters for small foundations, the rule of thumb is “1 inch per foot of span.” Thus, a deck that spans 8 ft. will stand comfortably on 8-in. -diameter piers, while a deck that spans 10 ft. requires 10-in. -diameter piers.
What size sonotube for a deck?
A good size for a common backyard deck is a 10″ or 12″ diameter for the sonotube and a 20″ base diameter. Of course, you can get a 24″ base size and it will spread weight over an even greater surface area. The one down side to this is the extra digging involved.
How many bags of concrete do I need for 12 inch sonotube?
|# of bags required per:||25 kg||25 kg|
|8″ x 4′ tube||3.2||6.5|
|10″ x 4′ tube||5.1||10.1|
|12″ x 4′ tube||7.3||14.6|
How deep should a 6×6 post be in the ground for a deck?
The general rule of thumb when setting a post is that the depth of the post’s hole needs to be one-third to one-half of the actual above-ground height of the post. So, a six-foot-high finished post ideally needs to be buried three feet into the ground.
Do you put rebar in sonotube?
When setting vertical rebar in a sonotube, use a plastic spacer in the center of the sonotube on the bottom. Place the sonotube over the plastic spacer, then insert the rebar on top of the spacer. Once done, you can use rebar wire and punch small holes through the sonotube on top to hold the rebar centered.
How many bags of concrete does it take to fill a 12 inch sonotube?
|# of bags required per:||25 kg||30 kg|
|8″ x 4′ tube||3.2||5.4|
|10″ x 4′ tube||5.1||8.5|
|12″ x 4′ tube||7.3||12.2|
How far apart should concrete piers be for a shed?
Cement blocks are built in piers (think mini-towers–but they don’t lean) 3-5 feet apart. If the sheds are built like they should be, the structure of the shed easily spans the piers–unless you’re parking the car in it, in which case you’ll want to consider a gravel pad.
What sizes do sonotube concrete forms come in?
Sonotube® concrete forms are available in the following diameters. Sonotube® Finish Free®: 12″ – 48″. Sonotube® Round: 6″ – 36″. Sonotube® Commercial: 6″ – 60″.
How many sonotubes do I need for a 12’ shed?
I would have thought for a 12’ wide shed that you would need three runners and 6No. diameter Sonotubes per runner. The decision as to whether to go for 10 or 12 inch diameter tubes will depend on the ground conditions where you intend to build your shed.
What size and spacing do the sonotubes need to be?
The size and spacing of the Sonotubes will ultimately be down to you and your towns code enforcement officer. The depth that the tube goes below natural grade is a function of where you are and the depth of the frost line in your local area.
What are the Quikrete® Quik-tubes made of?
Composition and materials: QUIKRETE® QUIK-Tubes are engineered from multiple layers of high-quality fiber laminated with an adhesive, with a special coating which resists moisture and facilitates even curing.