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Offline jeffy

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Bottle Cap Floor
« on: September 16, 2013, 02:49:14 PM »
A friend of mine asked me to start saving bottle caps so he could make a custom garage floor.  I'd never heard of this so I googled it.
http://www.finishing.com/544/69.shtml
Looks pretty cool.
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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 03:56:14 PM »
Wow! Talk about tedious? This job would never get done if it were me. Never get started actually

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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 05:53:54 AM »
Wow! Talk about tedious? This job would never get done if it were me. Never get started actually

I would get as far as throwing a bunch of bottle caps on the floor. Then my wife would find it and throw it all out on me.

Awesome concept, though!
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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 06:20:23 AM »
@#%$#%^#!!! Please remove this from the internet before my wife sees it on Pintrest.
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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 10:33:24 AM »
I have ten years of bottle caps saved up. Think I know what I will do with them now. Once I get a more permanent residence.

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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 12:15:06 PM »
He has way more patience than I could ever muster.  Cool floor.  I could never make it happen.

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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 12:18:28 PM »
in a garage?  wouldn't the car crush them? 

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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
in a garage?  wouldn't the car crush them?

I think they are filled underneath and sealed on top.
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Re: Bottle Cap Floor
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 06:23:04 AM »
in a garage?  wouldn't the car crush them?

I think they are filled underneath and sealed on top.
The pressure a car tire exerts on the floor equals the pressure inside the tire - usually about 32 lbs per square inch. Since a bottlecap is about 1 square inch, each one only has to hold up about 32 lbs. I'd still think they're filled with grout underneath, both for support and to keep them in place. To me, the bigger worry with car tires would be torque when you turn the wheels.
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