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Old 06-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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Alternative to leveling blocks

I just got done with a bathroom remodel. I have a partial sheet of 1/4" hardibacker. For those of you that don't know what this is, it is equivalent to a thin sheet of concrete with silicon in it for waterproofing behind/under tile floors. I was thinking of making several strips of it to use under my tires for leveling. Any issues that you can think of with this?

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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too heavy, too thin, will it crumble. hard to beat the plastic blocks in the little bag.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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too heavy, too thin, will it crumble. hard to beat the plastic blocks in the little bag.
YEP.... they come in handy for emergency tire change also.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
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what Bill said . throw that trash out.. Sal.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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Yup! Ditto, It will crumble the first time you drive on it.
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Scraps of treated 2x10 and plywood work great for me.
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I would agree. The concrete board is heavy and thin for this application.

We like the orange leggos (Lynx levelers). We have used them for several years now. We would never go back to the lumber. It was heavy, took up a lot of room, and cracked at the least opportune moment.

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Love the orange legos!!!
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I've always wondered if the orange legos weren't bad for tires if left on them for a long time.
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I've always wondered if the orange legos weren't bad for tires if left on them for a long time.
I don't know, I 've never been level that long!
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I agree with everyone else! The hardibacker wont hold up. Can't beat the yellow Lego type blocks.
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The yellow blocks are much easier on tires than the orange blocks. I've used them for almost three years with no noticeable tire wear.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:38 PM   #13
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Leveling Blocks

I am kinda partial to my cast aluminum level-it blocks.
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I was thinking I'd just dig a hole for the wheels on the high side, and carry just an e-tool and not carry blocks. That puts the steps at a more comfy level on the downhill side, too. Next person to use the site can just put their tires in the same groove. If everyone did this on every camp site, soon we'd all be on the level....
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