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Old 12-10-2005, 12:07 PM
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My contractor was going to pour another slab today, remove the forms tommorrow, move to my job
Wed., and form my shop on thursday and Friday so he could pour next Monday. Well it's 29 here this morning and isn't suppose to get out of the 40's most of the week and here they won't pour unless it's 40 degrees and rising.

Guess well just wait and see
FYI, in the future if this happens to you, you can pay your concrete supplier to use hot water instead of plain old tap water, there are certain chemicals that can be added also. Have enough visqueen on site to tent your pour, and rent those huge kerosene salamander heaters. Keep the temperature above 40° for the first 24-hours, and your good to go. Generally any state agency will accept this here. But depending on the structural value the more they tighten up.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:20 PM
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pilebuck,
'precciate the info on the temperature, but I may get lucky. The plan now is to pour 12/15/05 and the weather is suppose to be in the mid to upper 60's for several days and sunny.

Well at least that's the long range forecast. My granddaddy always said that some day they were going to cut a window in the weather station so they could look outside and see what's going on!
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:29 PM
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LOL, I’ve always said, “ Sell those satellites, and buy a window”
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:49 PM
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FYI, in the future if this happens to you, you can pay your concrete supplier to use hot water instead of plain old tap water, there are certain chemicals that can be added also. Have enough visqueen on site to tent your pour, and rent those huge kerosene salamander heaters. Keep the temperature above 40° for the first 24-hours, and your good to go. Generally any state agency will accept this here. But depending on the structural value the more they tighten up.

PB, most concrete suppliers down in the south, where it is warm , are not set up for hot water. When it is too cold, you just wait. Just as well, too. I hate sitting on slabs watching them not set up. It is one of the most miserable thing I have to do sometimes. So far, my record is 28 hrs, start to finish on a 13,000 foot slab. We never left, sadly. Had one go three days in Va. ..bad mix and cold to boot. We went home on that one. Had two guys stand watch with everyone's beeper #'s. It finally went on the evening of the third day.
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:33 PM
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Here's a few pics from the morning of 12/12/05.

I'll have more as work progresses.

The fire wood came from a big hickory that was leaning toward the shop. Even if it wasn't going to fall on my new shop, the " hicker" huts falling would run you nuts inside of a tin building.
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:34 PM
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Flat ground...gotta love it. If my area was that flat...I'd already have a slab. Wanna trade?
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:48 AM
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Unhappy Well We Hit A Minor Stump

70% chance of rain tomorrow so my contractor won't dig the footings until Thursday. Plus the worse thing is that his father died late yesterday and I may have to be a paul bearer.

Some things are just unavoidable and unexpected.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:13 AM
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Well they finished the forms yesterday (12/19/05). Planning to pour tomorrow (12/21/25).Here's a few more pics of the work done last week.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:36 AM
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Looks like it is moving ahead nicely. Sure wish it was t-shirt weather up here. I envy that. Oh well, I guess I could always move, but probly never will. just plain crazy I guess. (current temp 15 Deg.)
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:03 AM
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Here is the mods I had to make to the posts so that the top would be flat for my plate.
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