Curb form building advice needed

Old 09-09-19, 02:01 PM
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Question Curb form building advice needed

I always have a tough time with forms but this is such a small project it is not feasible to hire a contractor. I pulled out an old curb along the upper flat part of my driveway because it was old/brittle and only 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. I need to put a fence on top so with a new curb will be able to put 4x4 anchors in when I pour. I have a couple questions about the form if anyone can be so kind.
I plan on using 2x6 for the form, 3/8" rebar for stakes and vegetable oil sprayed on to keep cement from sticking; I will also be reinforcing with 1/4" rebar making a 4" wide curb. So my question is:
1) How far apart should the stakes be?

Thanks in advance for your time
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Old 09-09-19, 05:24 PM
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How many stakes you'll need depends on your soil and how long the stakes are. Luckily at only 4" high you won't have a lot of side pressure trying to move your forms so you won't need too many stakes. If using 2x6 for the forms you might be able to space your stakes 4-6' apart. But, when in doubt put in more stakes. During the pour is NOT when you want to be screwing around with forms that are moving and need reinforcement.
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