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Old 10-21-2020, 04:25 PM
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Toprecycler you are correct. Cement is the binding agent in concrete
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:39 PM
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I helped a friend of mine in a pinch with a floor pour. One of his workers called in sick. About double what you have. Downtown Newport, RI so they had to have a pump and girl did it pump! Push the pile of concrete into the void, no rinse, but repeat because it just kept coming out! I was warned not to fall into the concrete and did not. I did get splattered a couple times...

After we were done while having a couple beers my buddy says "I got an even bigger pour next week--are you available?" I had to respectfully decline even though the money was good. It wasn't like he couldn't find anyone else so I wasn't leaving him hanging...
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:18 AM
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I helped a friend of mine in a pinch with a floor pour. One of his workers called in sick. About double what you have. Downtown Newport, RI so they had to have a pump and girl did it pump! Push the pile of concrete into the void, no rinse, but repeat because it just kept coming out! I was warned not to fall into the concrete and did not. I did get splattered a couple times...

After we were done while having a couple beers my buddy says "I got an even bigger pour next week--are you available?" I had to respectfully decline even though the money was good. It wasn't like he couldn't find anyone else so I wasn't leaving him hanging...


It’s like most things. It looks easy to the person standing there watching. But to actually do it, especially the first time, it is a lot harder than it looks. Very hard work indeed. Physically hard.

But, if you do it day after day, your body grows used to it, and it gets easier.

I know when I switched to machining three years ago, one of the selling points was that I was getting out of a physical demanding job. As I am getting older, I figured my body is getting more wore out physically, and how hard is it to stand there and watch the lathe take chips off? And I have cranes and forklifts to do the heavy lifting. But I find myself just as tired when I go home because it’s more mind work. It’s always calculating the next cut, or troubleshooting the previous cut, thinking the part out and trying to make it better than OEM some way.




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Old 10-22-2020, 11:31 AM
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I live a world of both curse and gift..

Because I process pyhsical attributes quickly and because my interests have been over such a huge area digging into deeply the facet so as
intimate understanding on page.. But no implementation.
This translates into "Not much I can't do"..

This and impatiences leads to many a quibble..

I work very quickly on 99% of the things I do.. Not one to stand around and look at it..

I do not minimize the work anyone does but there isn't a job that I know of that is more difficult than being a Farrier..

I can certainly see where being a rebar installer and having to tie wire all day long would not be a job for me on a long term basis..

But slinging the concrete and vibrating it and such other than it being a physical job isn't anything outside what I would consider not doable.

what happens often is being "dismissed" not being the professional and then ending up with lack luster results. this has been one of the largest problems I have ran into all my life. But that is a whole other story.

Sadly my sense of a goal is perfection.. Over the last several years I still keep that as an ideal but the age thing now tempers it with "good enough"..
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