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    Thanks for the explanation Marc. I would also...

    Thanks for the explanation Marc.
    I would also like to thank you for all the help you've been. Your wealth of knowledge and your generosity are greatly appreciated. I have so much more information...
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    Hey Marc, Thanks for the info. I've heard of...

    Hey Marc,
    Thanks for the info. I've heard of Ipe, but never worked with it. I'm amazed that vinyl and steel can accomplish the same thing.
    I don't quit understand the cantilevered, single wale,...
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    OK, I've revised the sketch. I think I understand...

    OK, I've revised the sketch. I think I understand it now.

    I enjoyed the bit of your personal history. Sounds like a whole lot of hardwood. Oak soaked in creosote? 10 footers must have been very...
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    Thanks for your input Bart. It's nice to know...

    Thanks for your input Bart. It's nice to know you're checking in on this thread.
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    In America, there are no protections; you are on...

    In America, there are no protections; you are on your own. Sink or swim.

    Insurance does not cover this.

    I'm still not clear on the rein-back. Is the 10 footer bolted to the top of the "T"...
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    I've got a 9 inch grinder, so I'll try that. ...

    I've got a 9 inch grinder, so I'll try that.

    I use Photoshop. I know it well, so it's my planning tool.

    OK, 8x8 "T" column. I'll have to call around about galvanized.

    Attached is a...
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    The land is not flat on my side. I wish it was....

    The land is not flat on my side. I wish it was.
    Since I'm using the "T" columns and the concrete horizontal rails, can I construct a gabion that is less than 3 ft. deep? Say, 1.5 or 2ft.? So, 3ft....
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    Hey Marc, I should have indicated earlier that...

    Hey Marc,
    I should have indicated earlier that the wall is facing my neighbors property and what is on the other side of the fence is mine. Frankly, I proposed this idea because the gabion alone my...
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    Marc, Here is another drawing of an idea for a...

    Marc,
    Here is another drawing of an idea for a sleeper/gabion retaining wall.
    I'm wondering about the width of the steel column. Specifically how far in I need to go to secure the ends of the...
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    Marc, I don't know if this drawing is enough...

    Marc,
    I don't know if this drawing is enough information, but it's a bit more.
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    Can you draw a profile of the incline with...

    Can you draw a profile of the incline with grades?
    I will give it a try as soon as I can.
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    Hey Marc and Bart, I love the gabion idea but...

    Hey Marc and Bart,
    I love the gabion idea but I'm wondering how practical that would be on a steep incline, especially without a footing. Even with a gravel footing it will occasionally be up...
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    Bart 1080, "The other option might be to put a...

    Bart 1080,
    "The other option might be to put a good footing in if one doesn't exist (compacted crushed rock) and use retaining wall blocks which are dry laid however long term, not sure how each...
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    So there doesn't need to be a concrete footing as...

    So there doesn't need to be a concrete footing as long as there is a significant gravel base?
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    Bart 1080, Thanks for your generous response....

    Bart 1080,
    Thanks for your generous response. You and Marc have given me a lot to think about.
    To answer your questions:
    Do you know if any foundations exist, how big and what type they are -...
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    Many thanks for your generousity Marc, that's a...

    Many thanks for your generousity Marc, that's a lot to think about.
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    Thank you Gooner.

    Thank you Gooner.
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    Thank you Doovalacky. I will investigate this...

    Thank you Doovalacky. I will investigate this idea further.
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    Thank you Marc. I will draw up something and...

    Thank you Marc.
    I will draw up something and post it so you can see if I'm understanding your explanation properly.
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    Thank you Marc. I have had several concreters...

    Thank you Marc.
    I have had several concreters look at the wall and they don't want the job. I think this is a "do the best you can" repair. The wall was not done properly to start with and I cannot...
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    Thanks for your input. This house and most...

    Thanks for your input.
    This house and most likely the retainer wall as well was built in the 1940s. There is no existing footing. This will be a "best you can" repair. I figured a 12'"x 12" concrete...
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    broken retainer wall

    I live in a house on a hillside slope and on the backside of my property is a 3-4 ft. tall concrete retainer wall. Recently, a 3.5ft. x 5 ft. section of the wall on the side of the backyard broke...
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