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DDA52 12-05-2005 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by gagiii
If you are in the concrete business I have a question. My guy says that if I want a really smooth finish he recommended to use reinforcement wire and not the "fiberglass" reinforcement. Just wondering about your opinion.


I agree. I am not big on fiber on slabs. IMO, lots of guys will use it to be lazy and not put in the appropriate steel. They still crack, even with high fiber densities. Also, as regards finish, IF they don't do it just right, you get fibers at the surface. It is even harder to do in the winter. The cold seems to help the fibers stay on the surface instead of sinking below the paste layer. Result....not a smooth finish. I am putting #3 bar AND #10 mesh on mine. That will give me temp control, tension resistance and crack control with the mesh. Now wait and see...it will look like a spider web with all the cracks. :eek: :( ;) Keeping concrete pristine is like herding cats. :D

If you want a really smooth finish, tell them go ahead with the mesh and burn the surface when they pour/finish it. The result will be a shiny, baby butt smooth finish....really easy to clean up, too.

gagiii 12-09-2005 09:23 AM

under way at last
 
I was just starting a neuter on a 2 lb chihuahua (microsurgery!) when my contractor came in to tell me that he is headed to my house to start putting up the batter boards so they came frame Monday and possible pour Tuesday

so it begins

cutter 12-09-2005 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by gagiii
I was just starting a neuter on a 2 lb chihuahua (microsurgery!)

For once, and possibly this time only, I am not going to mention pictures ......

gagiii 12-09-2005 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by cutter
For once, and possibly this time only, I am not going to mention pictures ......

hopefully I'll get some tomorrow, it will surely be dark when I get home today.

cutter 12-09-2005 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by gagiii
hopefully I'll get some tomorrow, it will surely be dark when I get home today.

lol
I meant pictures of the surgery.

gagiii 12-09-2005 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by cutter
lol
I meant pictures of the surgery.

Oh! sorry, I will try to do that with the next one

I did a spay and another castration before I came back to the computer but I'll try to get my trusty assistant to do that next week if I don't take a few days off to work on the shop.

cutter 12-09-2005 05:25 PM

Who's on first?
 
Okay gagiii, forgive me but I have managed to misdirect you entirely here. :)
Here is how I meant to conversation to go
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Originally Posted by gagiii
I was just starting a neuter on a 2 lb chihuahua

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Originally Posted by cutter
For once, and possibly this time only, I am not going to mention pictures ......

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Originally Posted by gagiii
hopefully I'll get some tomorrow, it will surely be dark when I get home today.

And then I should have said "Ok. great!" but noooooo, I had to try to continue my little joke. I really have little curiosity of about neutering - anything. Saw enough of that when I was a kid so you don't have to post photos of the poor little guy for my edification.
Shop pictures are great, though! :D

gagiii 12-09-2005 05:51 PM

Surgery Pics
 
OK maybe I'm a little dense but if anyone wants som e practice (surgery) pics I will oblige.

And BTW I'm George, my daddy was George, and My Granddaddy was George, so I'm George Allen the third thus gagiii.

My granddadday was called Allen (middle name), Daddy was called George, and for some unknown reason my Momma nicknamed me Chuck. So i go by George, Chuck, and now most often Doc.

I'm telling you this because it just looks and feels funny answering to GAGIII

But you can call me anything as long as you don't call me late for supper.LOL

Tom Zachman 12-09-2005 07:24 PM

I have a now-single friend whose then-wife was schooling to become a Nurse. I was with them one day when she was gleefully telling about a surgery she witnessed where some poor man was losing his balls. :eek:

Anywhoo, her excitement and description of the procedure really scared me. And him too.

They're no longer together; but he still is.

cutter 12-09-2005 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by gagiii

And BTW I'm George, my daddy was George, and My Granddaddy was George, so I'm George Allen the third thus gagiii.

Thank you; that had puzzled me. :)


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