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21 Dec 2020 16:50 #23870 by Mike Seale
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Completely not model related...looking for advice from anyone who might be able to help...

I've got a couple of statues for my garden that need to have bases formed in the flower beds. The statues are 1.5m tall and weight 140kg each (yes, that's not a typo - they are 22 stone each). The base is 360mm square. Does anyone know how deep and wide a concrete base should be?

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21 Dec 2020 17:51 #23874 by Jon Tappin
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Sounds like one for Mr Dean!

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21 Dec 2020 19:24 #23877 by Simon Dean
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Hi Mike
I’d make concrete base 600mm square and have a depth of 150 mm concrete just to be on the safe side
If ground is ok underneath this depth it’ll be ok but if ground is poor put 100mm of base material ie crushed concrete or scalpings then compact before laying concrete.
Make sure you level and leave smooth or your statues won’t sit right

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21 Dec 2020 19:30 #23878 by Kevin Ross
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Would one of these would help ? (couldn't resist - sorry)
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22 Dec 2020 07:34 - 22 Dec 2020 08:10 #23884 by Dave Bright
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Always good to get a concrete answer :-)
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22 Dec 2020 09:33 #23885 by Mike Seale
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Thanks, Simon. I'll follow your advice.

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22 Dec 2020 10:09 #23886 by David Tappin
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If the statues look anything like Cecil Rhodes or Edward Colston I’d go for thicker concrete

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22 Dec 2020 15:58 - 22 Dec 2020 16:02 #23888 by Colin Arnold
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Mike - At that weight it's unlikely
any of the local rouges will attempt to remove them, any chance of pics when erected ?

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22 Dec 2020 16:20 #23889 by Phillip Ford
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Colin Arnold wrote: Mike - At that weight it's unlikely
any of the local rouges will attempt to remove them, any chance of pics when erected ?
Colin.


Rogues might Colin, in fact anything can be swiped if need be.:lol: Not sure about French Reds though.;)

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