Bracing a rock

11-Mar, 2020
1 129 228 Ko‘rishlar soni

Placing some beams to hold a 100 ton rock in place on a cliff.
List of tools in the rock support video:
Mag drill:
metal circular saw:
similar Welder (mine is the 251):
Cement mixer: 5% off coupon code: CAMARATA5
Welding coat (I like this coat):
welding gloves:
similar Plasma cutter (mine is 60amp):
hammer drill:
big pry yellow pry bar:
concrete vibe:
lifting magnet:
Concrete epoxy:
engineer consultant:

  • That tree above it is your main cause of the problem, didnt you look at that 3-4 years ago. But yes good save and video.

    jujitsuman68jujitsuman682 soat oldin
  • Im always watching your videos and ur doing us Excavation guys good real hard working manpower u are plus with the drones fantastic 🤟🤟🤟Keep it up

    Masterislandboy LapointeMasterislandboy Lapointe3 kun oldin
  • Nice work Andrew you look young where did you learn to do all this stuff ! Awesome !! how old are you ?

    PatPat3 kun oldin
    • 34

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata3 kun oldin
  • Where'd you get that thing that vibrates the concrete? My wife wants to know.

    Lm701Lm7014 kun oldin
    • @Andrew Camarata 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks man.

      Lm701Lm7014 kun oldin
    • Here it is on amazon.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata4 kun oldin
  • My wife was wondering where you can get that vibrator device @33:59

    GoldarrowGoldarrow5 kun oldin
  • I would have dynamite that huge rock, no more worries

    Matt MartinMatt Martin9 kun oldin
  • Ah yes the building that can withstand any natural occurrence. Except big ass falling boulders 😂

    Caden HigginsCaden Higgins9 kun oldin
  • This is the story of the fourth Little Pig...who build his home with steel/concrete

    Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan10 kun oldin
    • yes. Good story.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew Camarata9 kun oldin
  • Really liking the way the engineer part of your brain works. Cody is adorable btw

    Daz RyanDaz Ryan11 kun oldin
  • Big boys toys!! Super job as always

    rory hayesrory hayes13 kun oldin
  • **Wears Husqvarna helmet** **Uses Stihl chainsaw**

    Horizon FarmingHorizon Farming13 kun oldin
  • be cautious of the shielded magnet, they don't like thin material

    jon sponjon spon14 kun oldin
  • at 1:00:00 Sleep tight, concrete.

    Anon ymousAnon ymous15 kun oldin
  • Great show and job. Good 👍 for 3 or 400 years, check on it then and tighten up nuts.

    nitrofish1974nitrofish197416 kun oldin
  • your making my land look alot more flat. Wedge dog Impact we could cut the stone

    Money BagsMoney Bags16 kun oldin
  • Andrew, you have me suffering from a severe case of TES (Tool Envy Syndrome). Amazing what you can accomplish with the proper tools and the strength of will to see the job through.

    AlAl17 kun oldin
  • Great job Andrew

    A SA S18 kun oldin
  • Gug dogs

    Gregr NegrGregr Negr18 kun oldin
  • I think your second beam was not kips but kibels in bits. But great job doing it all by yourself

    Fred TajFred Taj18 kun oldin
  • As always a great job 👏

    my surly truckermy surly trucker19 kun oldin
  • I don’t know how much your paying the helper at 18:05 but he definitely deserves a raise!

    Captain CrippleCaptain Cripple19 kun oldin
  • he ttook a chainsaw to a rock :DDDD

    spetespete19 kun oldin
  • AMAZING! You're better than the energizer bunny. You just keep going and going and going until you are satisfied. Your videos are informing as well as entertaining. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to the next Camarata production.

    Patricia BockenstettePatricia Bockenstette20 kun oldin
  • Cote is really cute.

    William MalenfantWilliam Malenfant21 kun oldin
  • What kind of set up was he using to cut that rock? I've never seen anything like that as far as a chainsaw stone cutter

  • Add some more commercials.

    ScalioScalio21 kun oldin
  • So wonderful with his dogs

    Jim ReevesJim Reeves23 kun oldin
  • Thank you for another entertaining video and explaining the math.

    Alexei TetenovAlexei Tetenov23 kun oldin
  • 15:10, can't you use the hammerdrill in hammer-only mode to drive in the fasteners?

    Slug99Slug9924 kun oldin
  • I don't know if you could saw cut a pocket in lower rock to ground level; then use a piece of 8 or 10 inch heavy wall pipe as a column.

    recovery riderrecovery rider25 kun oldin
  • Sees "Bracing a Rock" as the title. Sees that the video is over an hour long. Yeah, this is gonna be good.

    EmmanuelEmmanuel25 kun oldin
  • Puppy Cody says: Measure twice, cut once.

    Artie VanArtie Van27 kun oldin
  • the other way in dealing with rock is to get a rock hammer. but by the way your bit went through that rock, a asphalt breaker may be all you need, I see you have a track shovel loader, mount to the bucket of a back hoe & make small rock out of it and be done with it.

    Jim VetJim VetOy oldin
  • I've used a circular saw on rock and concrete.. but I never knew they made a chain that cuts through stone.. You truly have all the toys..

    OMG myPANTSOMG myPANTSOy oldin
  • Great video Andrew. Fantastic problem solving skills.

    lighten uplighten upOy oldin
  • He makes everything looks simple . Thumbs up and well done mate from the UK

    saber boukelmounesaber boukelmouneOy oldin
  • Girlfriend: what are you watching? Me: 38:05 Andrew tries his new 6 foot vibrator on the footing of his beam next to the massive boulders...

    Ruben KelevraRuben KelevraOy oldin
  • 37:00 excuse me sir, your form is burning 😁

    Ruben KelevraRuben KelevraOy oldin
  • 51:00 all he has are 8 of 1" steel reebars working in sheer, then bending,and ultimately in traction; any one that wants to do the calculations, you think that will hold, in the event of an earthquake where the boulder loses its footing ( almost impossible,since the i-beam is there to help prevent the beginning of the slide,i think) ,but just curious about how many tons those 8 rounds will hold.

    Jose PeixotoJose PeixotoOy oldin
  • Good job well done Andrew

    Paul SalibaPaul SalibaOy oldin
  • are those anchor bolts galvanized? If not I would make sure to keep them well coated with paint.

    Rigid ReviewRigid ReviewOy oldin
    • Probably, they are meant for that application. And they aren't in a corrosive area.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • concrete was mixed really dry, not very easy to work with that would be very tough to do by hand.. I love the smoldering form board.

    Rigid ReviewRigid ReviewOy oldin
  • I see you believe in the rock, concrete and iron only 😂🤦🏻‍♂️

    Sammy MitacSammy MitacOy oldin
  • thanks 4 video. be kind.

    1944chevytruck1944chevytruckOy oldin
  • How come you cut the second I beam 15" short and did not let it come down to bed rock,

    Gary PetersonGary PetersonOy oldin
  • This guy must own a multi million dollar company

    Peyton DivinaPeyton DivinaOy oldin
  • You have so many tools, nice ones at that. You spend huge amounts of time pursuing your interests, not a soul in sight nagging you for it. How? How did you get these tools, that cold cut saw alone is at least 600$, the mag drill press no less the 400$ and that's not even including materials. what do u do for a living? How can you dedicate so much time to this stuff? Inquiring minds need to know.

    Mr. DawsonMr. DawsonOy oldin
    • @Mr. Dawson At Andrew's level of videos, subscribers and views per video he makes bank. There's nothing wrong with that either. He's a hard worker and deservers every dime he makes. With his UZworld statistics, he must make in the area of a million a year. Plus or minus a few hundred thousand. Just from UZworld. 800K to 1.2M.

      Artie VanArtie Van27 kun oldin
    • @Artie Van The amount of money needed to fund these ventures couldn't possibly come just from youtube. Of course I may be wrong but the metal for the roofing alone couldn't be less than 10k

      Mr. DawsonMr. Dawson27 kun oldin
    • UZworld cash. Heard about Kardashian being an "influencer"? making millions. Well Andrew is an "Influencer" just in a different way. Paid well for it too.

      Artie VanArtie Van27 kun oldin
  • the rock is about to scatter

    Dwikappa Asri UtamaDwikappa Asri UtamaOy oldin
  • Pretty cool idea Andrew. Where did you get the containers from?

    bradh74bradh74Oy oldin
  • Such a talented guy. 👍🏼

    Elaine GregoryElaine GregoryOy oldin
  • Tim from Canada my suggestion would be I know you do a lot of work with metal why would you not make some sort of contraption the word go from The Rock to the foundation of your building you could’ve made some sort of an I-beam contraption in the world and everything and then bolted it to the ... Side of your hill just my suggestion because I know you do a lot of work with I-beams you could’ve made some sort of a contraption that could’ve figured all this out instead of working with the word just my observation great videos.

    TIm NashTIm NashOy oldin
  • next a tunnel between the beams.

    daniel cunninghamdaniel cunninghamOy oldin
  • never underestimate nature.

    maiden englandmaiden englandOy oldin
  • Wow.... subscribed cus itd be stupid not to st this point >< ..

    Curtis CarpenterCurtis CarpenterOy oldin
  • I am so impressed with your patience. Good quality so lacking today

    JohnnathanABJohnnathanABOy oldin
  • Good work my Friend

    Smazzer ,Smazzer ,Oy oldin
  • Apparently you could remove that huge rock before you start your great project, however, concrete retention wall could be a good solution too

    Ford 1950Ford 1950Oy oldin
  • Local gov building permit? Code inspection? Middle of NY woods no need?

    Bill PhillipsBill PhillipsOy oldin
  • i feel like you didnt use enough water when making the concrete, but ive never even seen ready made concrete so... only seen and used cement, which you then have to add smth, which depends on what you are using it for

    BoisqBoisqOy oldin
  • At 34:00 my girlfriend has the same one

    Anthony KuhnAnthony KuhnOy oldin
  • you need Sierra Blaster to take the rock out

    Ben JohnsonBen JohnsonOy oldin
  • i would suggest some lazer targets. these are special signs that you take known measurements from on as as desired basis, like monthly. they record exactly where the rock is located at the first measurement and reveal any movements over time. for instance every month nasa meausres the distance to the moon using special reflectors to record that the moon is leaving earth at the rate of one inch per year. modern cities use lazer targets to verify that elevated freeways are still in alignment etc., like bridges. fast cheap and highly effective !!! thus you get some warning before failure...

    Anice GuyAnice GuyOy oldin
  • Loved this video, thanks Andrew, I am subscribed!

    Clinton WhooClinton WhooOy oldin
    • Thanks

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • Holy moly that big rock is going to backwards up the hill now, bath house is in danger of getting a big rock up it's #$% Never ever going to get loose now.

    Clinton WhooClinton WhooOy oldin
  • The biggest concern I have with that rock is moisture. Freezing and thawing cause a lot of movement. It’s layered like slate and slate holds a lot of moisture as well. Awesome channel, I’m hooked.

    Roofingslate1Roofingslate1Oy oldin
  • That was way better than it looked like from the thumbnail. As an avid sub, I should have known .

    Hickory DragonHickory DragonOy oldin
  • I’m sorry Andrew but too many commercials

    Lorraine HeltLorraine HeltOy oldin
  • For today's episode we are going to chainsaw rocks

    Farmermann23Farmermann23Oy oldin
  • Many of your followers and fans think you beat the rock. I think if that 100 ton (+-) rock wants to move, your overkill will (if you are lucky) only deflect it (or if not), it will take your building "wherever the fuck it wants to!: Assuredly it won't happen in the next week or 10 days but remember gravity and mass have zero concept of time. However neither you nor I will live to see it! It is impressive and so is that mischievous cute pup.

    G. R.G. R.Oy oldin
  • You're the coolest guy ever. I watch all your videos. You're so smart and so proactive and creative. I love your content! Not only are you kicking ass, but you're also worrying about filming it for us, and editing and posting. It's pure gold. The more I watch, the more that I realize how lazy I am. No homo, just envious of how awesome you are as a man. Stay safe bro, love the castle garage, and how it's been progressing, along with all the other projects you do... Amazing! "want to brace this rock to prevent a month of work later"... Probably took 3 months to do it, and does it all alone.... still doing more work than DOT, by himself. OMG

    Keith FoxKeith FoxOy oldin
  • This building definitily will withstand an Meteorite impact ...Awesome !

    Steve CheovSteve CheovOy oldin
  • Really wish i was over there to give ya a hand mate. Hate seeing a bloke bust his arse. Bloody top effort mate.

    ID SYID SYOy oldin
  • @39:02, it would take a major geologic event to move that beam! 22? bags?? 1200Lb? Cement

    Ernest SilvaErnest SilvaOy oldin
  • @ 36:27, check the form. Still smokin'.

    Ernest SilvaErnest SilvaOy oldin
  • Like the cement mixer.🤗 Wish I had one years ago. Would have saved so much time.

    Ernest SilvaErnest SilvaOy oldin
  • Mann ! Du bist ja wirklich ein Terminator! Respekt!

    Leg ArlegLeg ArlegOy oldin
  • 39:52 There's something great about seeing how well-used that Burke bar is, almost two years after I watched Scott Wadsworth make it for you, which is what turned me on to your channel in the first place. Thanks for taking us on the journey with you Andrew, it's a lot of fun.

    cmrncmrnOy oldin
    • Thanks. Yeah, I like that bar, that was a great gift.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • Great job as always Andrew. This reminds me of Harry Chapin's song "The Rock." Take a listen to it at

    PeteBrokawPeteBrokawOy oldin
  • In 100,000 years when this earth and civilization are gone that I beam will still be there supporting that rock. Massive overkill but I absolutely love it.

    JayKay 963JayKay 963Oy oldin
  • first time ive seen stone cutting with a chainsaw, didnt know they made stone cutting chains, thats pretty cool.

    Rodante DeanoRodante DeanoOy oldin
  • Removed it before building...duh..

    peter dpeter dOy oldin
    • I didn't even know the building was going to get that close to the rock before I built it. If I never added the tower, it wouldn't have mattered.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
    • Nah.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • thanks 4 video. be kind.

    1944chevytruck1944chevytruckOy oldin
  • Andrew delete some these adds on ur videos. There's a shit ton of them!!

    D.J. 81D.J. 81Oy oldin
    • @Andrew Camarata dude l forgot about that!! See ya next time.

      D.J. 81D.J. 81Oy oldin
    • Get premium or something.

      Andrew CamarataAndrew CamarataOy oldin
  • Wow, 16 advertisements! New record

    Raymond RayRaymond RayOy oldin
  • First time I've ever seen a stihl chainsaw cut a boulder

    Vinnie CarterVinnie CarterOy oldin
  • Brilliantly done.

    Vikas GehlotVikas Gehlot2 oy oldin
  • Why make a re-bar cage and concert that rock in place with I beams and re-bar welded and the I been anchored into the ground below.

    Bert BattersbyBert Battersby2 oy oldin
  • 47:35 measure once, cut twice. I find myself doing that more than I should be.

    Njuguna MwauraNjuguna Mwaura2 oy oldin
  • the drone footage at the end looks like drone footage from a superhero movie when he has just gotten victory

    deverick burrowsdeverick burrows2 oy oldin
  • You are seriously hardcore. I can't stop binge watching your work, truly inspirational. 647 dislikes? There's something wrong with people.Keep it up Andrew, loving your channel.

    Al WoolhouseAl Woolhouse2 oy oldin
  • Hey Andrew, nice work. But if I could make a suggestion. I am a structural engineer, and next time, consider using concrete diagonal columns cast in place as opposed to I beams. All you do is drill and epoxy dowels into the rock, foundation, and pour the concrete column in a three sided form with a reinforced cage. It would be lot easier, and the concrete would create a perfect keyed connection into the rock. Cheers from Canada.

    Pete MillerPete Miller2 oy oldin
  • Andrew: "Yeah uh, that's not gonna slide anywhere, that beam" Me: Oh he must finally be done Andrew: "Alright let's get the floor made and get this concrete poured"

    Ryan FloresRyan Flores2 oy oldin
  • I was doing the math estimating the size of the rock and waited 'til the very end of the video to see Andrew provided the pretty best estimate, and sanctified by the engineer. I was worried the beams could bend, but now, happy that is not going to be the case. :D

    ninemilliondollarsninemilliondollars2 oy oldin
  • He may not look muscular but the way he handled those 80 lb. bags of cement - he's strong - wiry.

    ninemilliondollarsninemilliondollars2 oy oldin
  • Excellent work

    mr zedmr zed2 oy oldin
  • Andrew, lol, I’m re-watching some of your video posts. Yes, that entertaining lol. Truth is, it’s nice to see something built, let alone over built lol. Your video editing impressed me too. You seem to have a natural instinct to know when to speed things up!

    Robert JenningsRobert Jennings2 oy oldin
  • Damn can’t believe that little pad took that much concrete. It sucks doing stuff by yourself.

    richardlwellingtonrichardlwellington2 oy oldin
  • Did a building inspector sign off on that original build?

    Joe ClossJoe Closs2 oy oldin
  • Ese apellido de donde es camarata parece español?

    Trajano I 0 ITrajano I 0 I2 oy oldin
  • This man has collected every tool. It’s very impressive to see him come to a problem then whip out a tool and move on its crazy much respect man. Tools make the job easy let the tool do the work.

    teror1eteror1e2 oy oldin