dry stack retaining wall in process

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  1. lmei007

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    I am building a 2.5' height (in total, 6" of the 2.5' will be burried, so only about 2' are above the ground), 75 feet long, 1 foot thick dry stack retaining wall now.

    I have done the footing and first course. The base and the first course are about 18" width. The base is about 4" crushed stone.

    please have a look to see is there anything is not good enough? do I have to fill in those holes with crushed stone after the first course?

    thanks,
     

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    Another question is:
    if I want to keep adjacent stone level for next course to do 1 over 2 and then 2 over 1, I found it will make me build a relatively levelled course. Then I have to use the same or similar thickness stones. My wall is about 73' long. I am worry it will be hard to find similar thickness stone later. Should I always keep adjacent stone level? I know I can use very thick stone to change to a new thickness level but the final result is the same, I think.
     
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  4. lmei007

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    done few weeks ago;
     

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    two more. We like it!!!!!!!!!!!111
     

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    Yikes! That looks like a LOT of manual labor!! Looks great though! If I was reading correctly, you used no adhesive to hold things in place? Just curious..
     
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