Installing Wood frame posts into cinderblock holes

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Old 08-31-17, 03:06 PM
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Installing Wood frame posts into cinderblock holes

In my chicken coop design I have made a concrete footer and laid 2 courses of cinder blocks at the base (to contain the droppings/compost mix). Now I will be installing the wood frame on top of it.

My idea is to put 4x4 posts into the cinderblocks in each corner, fill it up with cement, and then build the frame around that.

Would this work? Is this something that people do? or is there an alternative easier approach to my situation?

(imagine the image has 2 courses. I added another stack before I took the picture)
 
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Old 08-31-17, 03:12 PM
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It would make more sense to mortar/concrete in tie downs or even a metal strap. Even though it's pressure treated the 4x4 incased in concrete will rot over time.
 
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Anchor J bolts into the top row of blocks and use the J bolts to secure a bottom plate for your framing.
 
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A more standard method of construction would be anchoring a treated 2x8 plate on top of your block. You would need to slug at least 2 of your CMU holes per side and set anchor bolts (L-bolts) into the wet concrete. This is usually done no farther than 12" from each corner and no farther than 6' on center. Leave the anchor bolts protrude above the block 2 1/4". After they have set up you drill holes in your plate, drop it over the bolts, add washers and nuts. Then you have a surface to frame on top of.
 
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When I said tie downs I meant the J bolts - couldn't remember the name
 
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I appreciate the help Marksr, wirepuller38, and Xsleeper!

It's pretty amazing how you guys take the time to help a stranger out.

Thanks again.
 
 

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