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Hi,

What would be the best way to go about building a substantial backyard pyramid? This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time but have not gotten around to, but I want to plan it out since it's something that I really want.

Pyramid requirements:
• Pyramid should be encircled by steps to reach the top.
• The pyramid's final height should reach about 50 ft / 15 m.
• The pyramid shouldn't exceed an area of about 2500 sq. ft.
• The pyramid should take advantage of whatever materials are cheapest according to volume and won't fall apart given the chosen retention system. (I was thinking of gabion walls and concrete footings with compacted dirt.)

Please tell me how you would go about accomplishing this task.

Thanks for your time,
Steve
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>>2074332
I'd also like pathway around the pyramid to be at least 2 ft. wide if not 3 ft. The grade of the steps isn't really important to me but shouldn't exceed 45 degrees.

Thanks,
Steve
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Why would you ever want to do this retarded shit?
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>>2074336
I like variations in topography, but where I live the land is mostly flat. I also like the idea of being able to hike to the top in the morning to get a nice view of the surrounding area.

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074333

Cheapest material is called butobeton, sir.
It's plain concrete with (very) large stones dropped in it. The structure you desire will not be cheap, though - 400 tonnes of concrete and 1200 tonnes of the large stones.
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Dude... you're talking about building a 5 story dirt/rock mound in your backyard. That's 1,500 cubic yards of earth, nearly 2,000 tons. This is going to require a substantial amount of engineering to ensure something like that is stable. Asking for advice on how to do it here is not just stupid, it's negligent. You need to speak to a soil engineer to figure out how the slopes need to be shored up so that nobody gets buried under 500 tons of dirt in a landslide.
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>>2074343
This would be a multi-year project, so the cost would be spread out over a long period of time. I am also open to getting fill from alternative sources. Anything to take up volume that will stay together.

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074344
If the slope is not too extreme (say, 45 degrees or less), then I don't see any risk of a "landslide".

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074348
>>2074344
Add to this that people have been building pyramids for literally tens of millennia. They didn't need soil engineers or millions of dollars. Of course they had slave labor, but I have a used dump truck and an endless amount of free time. There's no reason why 1500 cubic yards of dirt cannot be willed into the form of a pyramid by myself. I am willing to put in the hard work. I like to think outside the box in order to accomplish impossible tasks.

Thanks for your concern,
Steve
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>>2074348
International building code permits a maximum grade slope of 2:1, which is a little less than 27 degrees. Anything steeper than that is not allowed unless it has been designed by a geotechnical engineer to employ devices and methods to stop erosion and slope failure from occurring. The fact that you don't know this and think that a 45 degree soil slope is "not too extreme" despite it being nearly twice the code allowable maximum slope reinforces my advice that you should not be doing this yourself.
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>>2074354
>people have been building pyramids for literally tens of millennia
They were also made out of solid blocks of stone, not rocks and fill dirt.
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>>2074362
>Anything steeper than that is not allowed unless it has been designed by a geotechnical engineer to employ devices and methods to stop erosion and slope failure from occurring
While this might be a general guideline, I strongly doubt that it's encoded in U.S. law. And if it is, it's likely not enforceable except for in urban areas.

>>2074365
This is a valid criticism. Making sure the dirt doesn't wash out is going to be a substantial challenge. I will have to learn more about identifying soil mixtures which won't erode quickly.

Thanks for the thoughts,
Steve
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Pyramid constructed from sand.

Steve
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>>2074369
>I strongly doubt that it's encoded in U.S. law
It has nothing to do with US law. It's in the international building code that nearly every permit department in the country is governed. It's a matter of you not being issued a building permit due to not adhering to required regulations, and being fined heavily if they find out you've done it without a permit. Unless you live in an unregulated backwater shithole where nobody cares, then by all means proceed in ignorance with constructing your 2 thousand ton deathtrap and just remember that you were warned.

>>2074371
>Pyramid constructed from sand
Those are clearly blocks.
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>>2074379
Check out rural and FDA regulation. You can some crazy shit with out a permit.


Water and sand make mud, dry mud in sun, profit in bricks.
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>>2074332
YOU AND I BROTHER THINK ALIKE. I SEE TONS OF GREAT MEN TRYING TO FIND A DECENT WIFE SO THEY CAN MAKE A FAMILY AND HAVE A SUCCESSION. THEY GET LIKE WHAT? TWP GENERATIONS UNTIL THEY ARE FORGOTTEN?

LISTEN HERE. I INTEND TO BUILD A GIANT FUCKING PYRAMID ON LAND NOBODY WANTS. BUMB FUCK MIDDLE OF NOWHERE LAND WHERE THERE WONT BE ANY INCENTIVE TO KNOCK IT DOWN. MY PYRAMID WILL BE SO BIG THE EGYPTIANS WILL BE INSECURE. IT WILL LAST FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. I WILL GO DOWN IN BOOKS AS THE CRAZY FUCK THAT BUILT A GIANT FUCKING STONE PYRAMID, JUST CAUSE I FUCKING WANTED TO.

FUCK THE HATERS. I SWEAR I WILL FUCKING DO IT.
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Godspeed Steve. You do you. Posy pics when done.
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>>2074362
yeah hills are illegal
fucking retard
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>>2074362
the walls of my house are a slope of 90 degrees.
problem building inspector??
*le meme face.jpg*
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>>2074409
It's sad to think it's probably true. Useless laws everywhere.
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>>2074409
Your stupidity is astounding.
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>>2074338
lol this is some next level autism
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>>2074427
Building codes are hardly useless regulations. They're there to keep people from building things that will kill them or others.
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Monk's Mound suffers from severe slumping. Would this be alleviated by using a drainage system to encourage the removal of excess water from the soil?

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074443
Stfu nigga that's the most badass shit i've seen on this board
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More power to you buddy, I wish you luck.

it is doable, but you need to be crazy and hard working.
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>>2074514
Hey Steve, how big is your yard?
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Also I'm a gay tranny pedo

Thanks,
Steve
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can you guys do the drawings and come to my house and build it? Also can you get me the materials for free? that'd be great.

Thanks,
Steve
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Can one of you madman encase my pyramid in a large epoxy cube?

Thanks,
Steve
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I forgot to mention I need sphinx built to go along side it, please do that for me too.

Thanks,
Steve
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I'm looking for some help with construction of the pyramid? I'm willing to pay you in imitation crab meat and I also have some model trains we can play with. Anyone interested?

Thanks,
Steve
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when it gets built I need it painted white, but put a shot of black in it, a pro here told me to do that.

Thanks,
Steve
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Hey guys can I build it out of shipping containers?

Thanks,
Steve
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I would also like an internal room at the center of the pyramid for activities. would this change the materials required?

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074634
I need this room fully soundproofed by the way.

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074635
Build the pyramid around an internal pattern of shipping containers welded at the joints (FCAW with a suitcase feeder is easiest way) then backfill over them. That gets you a liner and moisture barrier. Hang horse stall rubber matting on the inside (you can weld elevator bolt s to the wall as anchor studs) for sound dampening.

It's only money.
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>>2074446
Yeah and the patriot act is meant to get the terrorists
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This is so retarded I like it.
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>>2074710
It got them

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074544
Take the average man away from sport ball /porn/ vidya and crazy things become not only possible, but necessary.
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>>2074336
>He doesn't have a pyramid in his backyard

Anon I...
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>>2074379
>Loicense apologist
Get out.
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>>2074332
Gabon walls are best for retention, no need for concrete footings. Square of 2x1x1m gabians fill with cheapest local stone (more angular the better), back fill with dirt, compact. Slightly smaller square. Rinse repeat.
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>>2074710
It got me

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074528
I love your
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>>2074362
[crying wojak picture]
NOOOOO THIS IS ILLEGAL YOU CAN"T SHAPE DIRT LIKE THAT WITHOUT A TEAM OF ENGINEERS APPROVING IT
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MUFKUTZ
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>>2074379
>AMERICAN HOMOS ASSOCIATION
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>>2074332
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanically_stabilized_earth
If you use some kind of plastic reinforcement this will keep until bacteria start breaking down plastic in the far future. Maybe lay down bricks or concrete to cover the whole thing when you're done, and the soil won't even erode away. It will be as cheap as you can move dirt around on your property, plus some money for the reinforcement mesh. Post pics when you're done.
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>>2074769
I just realized, plastic covered aluminum wire mesh will probably still be intact in a thousand years. Now I kind of want to build a pyramid too.
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>>2074332
hi steve, how about using ballast block? also known as gabion baskets.
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Steve if you start building this please post pictures. If you do you will become a legendary 4chan autist.

Thanks
Not Steve
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>>2074774
>gabion basket
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>>2074778
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>>2074782
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>>2074365
You sure about that?
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I have this thing near my house https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_of_Austerlitz built by some French general in 1804. Its always falling apart after heavy rain, despite being heavily reinforced nowadays. So whatever you do, don't hire a French general to make you one.
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My mom says that I can't be out in the backyard working on my pyramid after 8:00 PM. Can anyone help me convince her to let me to work later?

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074365

All the south/central American pyramids were build out of rocks and fill dirt, only the outer most layer was solid.
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>>2074826
>only the outer most layer was solid
Gee, really? Why do you think that is? The outermost layer is where the erosion problem occurs. Soil has no problem supporting weight, what soil is bad at is holding itself up against gravity.
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>>2074332
Geopolymeres is the only right way to do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znQk_yBHre4
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I have some more demands. I want someone to mow my lawn.

Thanks,
Steve
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Hi friends,

I just want everyone to know that it was not my intention to have others plan this out entirely. I'm not sure why this has engendered such a harsh response from so many. It's not as if I am coming to the table with nothing at all. I have a basic idea and am looking to see how others would accomplish the same task.

>>2074548
It's not nearly big enough. I need to get a property in the country in order to see this to completion. Right now, I'm just on a city lot. While it sounds like fun trying to do this in the city, it's just not going to happen.

>>2074748
This is close to what I am thinking. I am just concerned that the gabion walls will collapse under pressure and slumping will occur.

>>2074769
Good post. Thanks.

>>2074788
This is beautiful. My fantasy is to have a goat tower at the top of my pyramid.

>>2074802
Does this have any drainage system installed? I need to read more about it.
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Steve, I read somewhere that when building the earthen mounds in North America, natives used a layer of clay silt between layers of dirt. This thwarted the natural capillary action that would draw water to the top and erode the pyramid quicker. Try that.
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Good luck, mister Steve. Whenever I settle down I want to spend the rest of my days building a fatass pile of dirt for god
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Use this
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>>2074973
Hi friend,

Thanks for the video. This is an interesting technique. I could imagine using it to build retention walls. It looks like these would be far more stable than gabion walls, but I'm not sure about cost competitiveness. I need to price out the required materials.

>>2075266
It looks like many of the American mounds suffer from issued related to water retention.

I think I can handle keeping water out of the dirt. Installing drainage systems, making sure the soil mixture is right, and using non-porous materials when necessary should eliminate most issues related to water retention.

Thanks,
Steve

>>2075197
This is also me. Sorry. I forgot to sign off.
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>>2074431
show me in the scope where this applies
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>>2074392
What if it rains and it becomes mud again?
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>>2074344
>implying soil engineers aren't on /diy/
It's really not that big of a deal.
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>>2075197
>>2075290
This is not me, someone else is pretending to be me. I would never be even the slightest bit appreciative. Now do what I want. I am becoming impatient.

Thanks
Real Steve.
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>>2075301
this is what roofs are for
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>>2074348

A pyramid with a height of 50 feet and an area not exceeding 2,500 square feet (or 50 feet square) won't have 45-degree or 1:1 slopes. It will have 1/2:1 slopes minimum, but steeper since you are trying to add a flat area within the slopes for stairs.

This isn't something you're going to accomplish with loose, uncontained soil. That being said, there are plenty of ways to make it happen.

We also need to know the make/model of your used dump truck since you'll need to transport somewhere between 150 and 750 full loads to your backyard.
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>>2075197
Not really, its basically a mound with steps. Lack of drainage is probably why it keeps collapsing every 3-4 years at 1 million eurobucks a pop.
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>>2074332
Steve, you need a body to inhabit your pyramid. Preferably a mummified one.
Hit me up if you want some spicy DIY mummification recipes.
Regards, Hank
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>>2074332
>ctrl f
>"slaves"
>0 matches
Come on, /diy/
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>>2074371
Do you mean sand stone? A better thing to look at are some north american native pyramids.
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>>2075468
Technically that wouldn't be DIY since your slaves would be doing the work.
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>>2074332
Your gonna need help from aliens
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>>2075620
Umm, you do know what website this is right?
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>>2074332
You gotta look into geo-polymers bro. It's how the egyptians made their pyramids.
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Unironic post

There are two ways to build this. Solid stone, or essentially as a corbelled dome with fill. Solid stone method is fairly self explanatory. Corbelled dome means you pretty much treat take it layer by layer. Build the retaining wall around the structure with solid stone or concrete. Fill the interior with dirt and rip rap mix, which needs to be packed down tight. Build your next layer such that the exterior stone or concrete rests 3/4 on the original concrete, 1/4 on the fill. Fill. Repeat until you can't anymore, such that the layers form a corbelled arch, so that if the fill shifts, the external structure doesnt. Do not use gabions if using erodable fill. Rain will wash the fill away and destroy the structure. You have to start on the bedrock.
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>>2074332
So you have an area of 15 meters by 15 meters and you want to build a "pyramid" that's 15 meters high.

Basically just buy a metal mast structure and be done with it. Assuming this is about 800 cubic meters of volume the absolute minimum cost will be about $8000 just for cheap stone or gravel.

If you had access to "free" soil or stone or gravel it would be different. I can be done but it's fucking retarded and I can't help but think you're either a child or a mentally ill man trying to build a fucking backyard pyramid. Also, what about the ground you're building on? You'll also need a foundation.
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>>2076183
How hard would it be to cut solid stone blocks out of the bedrock and use them to build the pyramid? You'd need one of those stone cutting chainsaws and a water supply. I think flooding may be an issue.
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>>2074344
It's a troll.

>thanks, steve
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Dude, just construct a gantry crane-sized 3d concrete extrusion printer and print out the giant pyramid with tunnels inside, stairs, etc all day long.
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>>2074756
why do womyn always make such a mess
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>>2074443
how does it feel to know an autist will be remembered longer than you
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>>2074365
Not true look at the Mississippi River mound builders. They had copper axes and fish hooks and advanced topographic knowledge. So op could do it if he had a tribe of 100 people and 20 years
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>>2074514
Engineered soil, which adds cost, but it works.
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>>2074760
I love that you using of picture of soil erosion to claim that soil erosion isn't a thing.
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>>2075468
The pyramids in Egypt weren't built by slaves.
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>>2076638
Has been done before can be done again
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>>2074336
>not wanting to have the coolest grave to make your neigbours jelly
ngmi
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Troll
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>>2076280
No need for a foundation due to height/footprint ratio unless he was using traditional building methods, which I doubt he is.
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>>2076183
Plenty of Gabion retaining walls around here, haven’t seen any where the rain washed the backfill away, must be because I’m not as smart as you I guess.
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>>2079108
Hi,

Mind your own business you little snitch kike.

Thanks for your time,
Steve
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Men fear time, time fears only Steve
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>>2079458
Steve,

Don't use that kind of language around my wife's boyfriend.

Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074332
Grady from practical engineering is your best friend here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0olpSN6_TCc
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>>2074332
the more i think about this problem, the more difficult i realize it is.

reall,y its easy if you have an abundance of labor at your disposal. see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1y8N0ePuF8
they did it easily

we dont have labor though. unless we find a way to enslave some people without the gobernment fcuking us over
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>>2074785
Thousands of years later and we still can’t make a better stone wall
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>>2081359
our time is more valuable. we dont have salves
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>>2081359
Absolute total utter bullshit.

https://youtu.be/QmrjoKJ4s58?t=981

We can do much better when we want to. We just usually don't care enough.
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>>2081359
That shit was build in the 15th-century bro. There are wattle and daub houses that are older than that.
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Nobody NEEDS a pyramid.
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>>2074336
This isn't something you already have plans for? Leave 4chan.
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>>2082044
Checked but wrong. Tesla needed one.
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>>2079515
>>2079705
>>2079893
>>2081359
>>2081425
>>2081619
>>2081624
>>2082056
>>2082044
>>2082068

Blatantly fucking trolling

Steve

My fuck. You faggots stop responding
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>>2074431
If I'm reading it correctly, than max allowed slope without engineering review is 45° - aka 50 % aka let's say 2 m length and 1 m height...
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>>2074443
Nobody asked bitch.
Thanks,
Steve
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>>2074362
>""""International building code"""""
I'm sorry I don't remember op saying he was a pussy like you.
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>>2074431
>>2082088
Nope, didn't read it correctly, sorry, you were right.
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>>2079351
you still cant raise such a structure ot topsoil. at the very least you need to do compacting.
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>>2082170
NGMI
This pyramid needs to last thousands of years. Build on bedrock or fuck off
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>>2074332
So I take it you want a footprint of 50x50ft for your 2500sqft? You want this 50ft tall, as well? You want a pathway of approximately 3ft spiraling to the top, and probably a flat top to hang out on top of your pyramid, correct?

Each rotation on the pyramid is going to eat 6ft of its associated dimension, so if you have, say, 7 levels, you will be left with an 8x8 square on the top of your pyramid to look down on others from. So with this in mind, you'll have 224ft (50+44+38+32+26+20+14 are your levels) of pathway to climb 50ft. AKA, you'll need to climb 1ft for every 4.5ft of walking. This assumes your incline is consistent throughout the entire structure, even on corners.
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>>2074431
i dont think they regulate what slope a giant hill in your yard can be. why would you even need a permit for that? its not like he's gonna be living inside it
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>>2078854
Let's make it happen
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>>2082336
>i dont think they regulate what slope
They do. Major landscaping work needs a permit.
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>>2074332
Good luck with your pyramid Mr. Steve. Don't forget to update us once the construction has begun.
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>>2074332
>50 feet
mate start with simple things first
make several two to three level structures like in your pic with a very wide top, use this for farming and use the elevation to create water flow to use in other implements as a kind of aesthetic touch to your land
after you have that figured out, then ditch the idea and build a round tower, dont even need a good foundation for it like pyramids do, or even mortar if you're skilled enough
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>>2074344
>>2074362
listen mate, he's building something from rocks, not sand or soil because this isnt the fucking stone age
by your logic, pic rel is going to cause a landslide and erode everything around it
dumbasses like you need to go back to school
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>>2074362
>International building code
(((International)))
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>>2082203
>NGMI
lmao fucking 4chan giving advice on fucking pyramid building. yes, I'm not gonna make it as an ancient egyptian looking for that fame gains.
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>>2074332
I get it now.

>steve
>minecraft
very clever.
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>>2078827
cover the hill in grass and it won't erode
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>>2082091
based Steve
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>>2082091
Unspeakably based, Steve
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>>2074332
You could do engineered earth for maximum ease. Then you can tile the outside of your pyramid.
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>>2083547
>tiles on a pyramic
How to make a monument look like a public toilet.exe
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Anon you need to be able to go inside. The great pyramids are a giant meditation chamber to easily achieve astral projection.
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>>2082083
All bunker, pyramid and shipping container threads should be instantly deleted unless they're combination shipping container pyramid bunker threads which are the patrician choice.

Autspergies should be gassed.

Steve
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>>2086118
Bunp
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>>2074354
steve, i like your enthusiasm and wish you nothing but the best with your pyramid. however i would just like to point out that you shouldn't discount people from generations before you as being less intelligent or more simple minded. just because we have more modern technology now does not mean we as a species or us as individuals are more intelligent than someone born say 2000 years ago. ancient egyptians didn't just yell at some slaves to pile up a bunch of rocks one day, the people in charge of engineering them were likely much more intelligent than you or anyone else in this thread.
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Steve use cow shit to hold the bricks together





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