Bracing a rock

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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:
Runtime: 1:09:46


Masterislandboy Lapointe
Masterislandboy Lapointe - 2 dager siden
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
Pat - 2 dager siden
Nice work Andrew you look young where did you learn to do all this stuff ! Awesome !! how old are you ?
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 2 dager siden
Lm701 - 3 dager siden
Where'd you get that thing that vibrates the concrete? My wife wants to know.
Lm701 - 3 dager siden
@Andrew Camarata 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks man.
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 3 dager siden
Here it is on amazon.
Goldarrow - 4 dager siden
My wife was wondering where you can get that vibrator device @33:59
Matt Martin
Matt Martin - 8 dager siden
I would have dynamite that huge rock, no more worries
Caden Higgins
Caden Higgins - 9 dager siden
Ah yes the building that can withstand any natural occurrence. Except big ass falling boulders 😂
Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan - 9 dager siden
This is the story of the fourth Little Pig...who build his home with steel/concrete
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - 9 dager siden
yes. Good story.
Daz Ryan
Daz Ryan - 11 dager siden
Really liking the way the engineer part of your brain works. Cody is adorable btw
rory hayes
rory hayes - 12 dager siden
Big boys toys!! Super job as always
Horizon Farming
Horizon Farming - 12 dager siden
**Wears Husqvarna helmet**
**Uses Stihl chainsaw**
jon spon
jon spon - 13 dager siden
be cautious of the shielded magnet, they don't like thin material
Anon ymous
Anon ymous - 14 dager siden
at 1:00:00
Sleep tight, concrete.
nitrofish1974 - 15 dager siden
Great show and job. Good 👍 for 3 or 400 years, check on it then and tighten up nuts.
Money Bags
Money Bags - 15 dager siden
your making my land look alot more flat. Wedge dog Impact we could cut the stone
Al - 17 dager siden
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.
A S - 17 dager siden
Great job Andrew
Gregr Negr
Gregr Negr - 18 dager siden
Gug dogs
Fred Taj
Fred Taj - 18 dager siden
I think your second beam was not kips but kibels in bits. But great job doing it all by yourself
my surly trucker
my surly trucker - 18 dager siden
As always a great job 👏
Captain Cripple
Captain Cripple - 18 dager siden
I don’t know how much your paying the helper at 18:05 but he definitely deserves a raise!
spete - 19 dager siden
he ttook a chainsaw to a rock :DDDD
Patricia Bockenstette
Patricia Bockenstette - 19 dager siden
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.
William Malenfant
William Malenfant - 20 dager siden
Cote is really cute.
BOZ_BOYS GAMING - 20 dager siden
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
Scalio - 20 dager siden
Add some more commercials.
Jim Reeves
Jim Reeves - 22 dager siden
So wonderful with his dogs
Alexei Tetenov
Alexei Tetenov - 22 dager siden
Thank you for another entertaining video and explaining the math.
Slug99 - 24 dager siden
15:10, can't you use the hammerdrill in hammer-only mode to drive in the fasteners?
recovery rider
recovery rider - 24 dager siden
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.
Emmanuel - 24 dager siden
Sees "Bracing a Rock" as the title. Sees that the video is over an hour long.
Yeah, this is gonna be good.
Artie Van
Artie Van - 27 dager siden
Puppy Cody says: Measure twice, cut once.
Jim Vet
Jim Vet - 29 dager siden
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.
OMG myPANTS - 29 dager siden
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..
lighten up
lighten up - Måned siden
Great video Andrew. Fantastic problem solving skills.
saber boukelmoune
saber boukelmoune - Måned siden
He makes everything looks simple . Thumbs up and well done mate from the UK
Ruben Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra - Måned siden
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 Kelevra
Ruben Kelevra - Måned siden
37:00 excuse me sir, your form is burning 😁
Jose Peixoto
Jose Peixoto - Måned siden
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.
Paul Saliba
Paul Saliba - Måned siden
Good job well done Andrew
Rigid Review
Rigid Review - Måned siden
are those anchor bolts galvanized? If not I would make sure to keep them well coated with paint.
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
Probably, they are meant for that application. And they aren't in a corrosive area.
Rigid Review
Rigid Review - Måned siden
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.
Sammy Mitac
Sammy Mitac - Måned siden
I see you believe in the rock, concrete and iron only 😂🤦🏻‍♂️
1944chevytruck - Måned siden
thanks 4 video. be kind.
Gary Peterson
Gary Peterson - Måned siden
How come you cut the second I beam 15" short and did not let it come down to bed rock,
Peyton Divina
Peyton Divina - Måned siden
This guy must own a multi million dollar company
Mr. Dawson
Mr. Dawson - Måned siden
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.
Artie Van
Artie Van - 26 dager siden
@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 NOburn statistics, he must make in the area of a million a year. Plus or minus a few hundred thousand. Just from NOburn. 800K to 1.2M.
Mr. Dawson
Mr. Dawson - 26 dager siden
@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
Artie Van
Artie Van - 27 dager siden
NOburn cash. Heard about Kardashian being an "influencer"? making millions. Well Andrew is an "Influencer" just in a different way. Paid well for it too.
Dwikappa Asri Utama
Dwikappa Asri Utama - Måned siden
the rock is about to scatter
bradh74 - Måned siden
Pretty cool idea Andrew. Where did you get the containers from?
Elaine Gregory
Elaine Gregory - Måned siden
Such a talented guy. 👍🏼
TIm Nash
TIm Nash - Måned siden
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.
daniel cunningham
daniel cunningham - Måned siden
next a tunnel between the beams.
maiden england
maiden england - Måned siden
never underestimate nature.
Curtis G
Curtis G - Måned siden
Wow.... subscribed cus itd be stupid not to st this point ><
JohnnathanAB - Måned siden
I am so impressed with your patience. Good quality so lacking today
Smazzer ,
Smazzer , - Måned siden
Good work my Friend
Ford 1950
Ford 1950 - Måned siden
Apparently you could remove that huge rock before you start your great project, however, concrete retention wall could be a good solution too
Bill Phillips
Bill Phillips - Måned siden
Local gov building permit? Code inspection? Middle of NY woods no need?
Boisq - Måned siden
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
Anthony Kuhn
Anthony Kuhn - Måned siden
At 34:00 my girlfriend has the same one
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson - Måned siden
you need Sierra Blaster to take the rock out
Anice Guy
Anice Guy - Måned siden
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...
Clinton Whoo
Clinton Whoo - Måned siden
Loved this video, thanks Andrew, I am subscribed!
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
Clinton Whoo
Clinton Whoo - Måned siden
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.
Roofingslate1 - Måned siden
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.
Hickory Dragon
Hickory Dragon - Måned siden
That was way better than it looked like from the thumbnail. As an avid sub, I should have known .
Lorraine Helt
Lorraine Helt - Måned siden
I’m sorry Andrew but too many commercials
Farmermann23 - Måned siden
For today's episode we are going to chainsaw rocks
G. R.
G. R. - Måned siden
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.
Keith Fox
Keith Fox - Måned siden
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
Steve Cheov
Steve Cheov - Måned siden
This building definitily will withstand an Meteorite impact ...Awesome !
ID SY - Måned siden
Really wish i was over there to give ya a hand mate. Hate seeing a bloke bust his arse. Bloody top effort mate.
Ernest Silva
Ernest Silva - Måned siden
@39:02, it would take a major geologic event to move that beam! 22? bags?? 1200Lb? Cement
Ernest Silva
Ernest Silva - Måned siden
@ 36:27, check the form. Still smokin'.
Ernest Silva
Ernest Silva - Måned siden
Like the cement mixer.🤗 Wish I had one years ago. Would have saved so much time.
Leg Arleg
Leg Arleg - Måned siden
Mann ! Du bist ja wirklich ein Terminator! Respekt!
cmrn - Måned siden
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.
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
Thanks. Yeah, I like that bar, that was a great gift.
PeteBrokaw - Måned siden
Great job as always Andrew. This reminds me of Harry Chapin's song "The Rock." Take a listen to it at
JayKay 963
JayKay 963 - Måned siden
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.
Rodante Deano
Rodante Deano - Måned siden
first time ive seen stone cutting with a chainsaw, didnt know they made stone cutting chains, thats pretty cool.
peter d
peter d - Måned siden
Removed it before building...duh..
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
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 Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
1944chevytruck - Måned siden
thanks 4 video. be kind.
D.J. 81
D.J. 81 - Måned siden
Andrew delete some these adds on ur videos. There's a shit ton of them!!
D.J. 81
D.J. 81 - Måned siden
@Andrew Camarata dude l forgot about that!! See ya next time.
Andrew Camarata
Andrew Camarata - Måned siden
Get premium or something.
Raymond Ray
Raymond Ray - Måned siden
Wow, 16 advertisements! New record
Vinnie Carter
Vinnie Carter - Måned siden
First time I've ever seen a stihl chainsaw cut a boulder
Vikas Gehlot
Vikas Gehlot - 2 måneder siden
Brilliantly done.
Bert Battersby
Bert Battersby - 2 måneder siden
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.
Njuguna Mwaura
Njuguna Mwaura - 2 måneder siden
47:35 measure once, cut twice. I find myself doing that more than I should be.
deverick burrows
deverick burrows - 2 måneder siden
the drone footage at the end looks like drone footage from a superhero movie when he has just gotten victory
Al Woolhouse
Al Woolhouse - 2 måneder siden
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.
Pete Miller
Pete Miller - 2 måneder siden
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.
Ryan Flores
Ryan Flores - 2 måneder siden
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"
ninemilliondollars - 2 måneder siden
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
ninemilliondollars - 2 måneder siden
He may not look muscular but the way he handled those 80 lb. bags of cement - he's strong - wiry.
mr zed
mr zed - 2 måneder siden
Excellent work
Robert Jennings
Robert Jennings - 2 måneder siden
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!
richardlwellington - 2 måneder siden
Damn can’t believe that little pad took that much concrete. It sucks doing stuff by yourself.
Joe Closs
Joe Closs - 2 måneder siden
Did a building inspector sign off on that original build?
Trajano I 0 I
Trajano I 0 I - 2 måneder siden
Ese apellido de donde es camarata parece español?
teror1e - 2 måneder siden
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.
born2soon - 2 måneder siden
It worries me that Cody and Levi walk around that open floor so nonchalantly. My Beagle would have walked off the edge long ago. SQUIRREL! BUTTERFLY! BLOWING LEAF! Levi needs a pedicure!