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Old 04-03-2018, 05:47 AM   #1
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Anyone Use Those One Of Those Cheapo Concrete Vibrators?


The little stubby ones like you can get from Harbor Freight?

I have an ICF frost wall coming up, the last time I did one we used my Wacker with a regular sized head, aside from not fitting well into the wall, it was pretty nerve wracking waiting for a blowout to happen.

The wall is only about 5 feet tall, so I was thinking about grabbing one of those short cheap ones for like $60 with the hope that it didn't have as much ass to it and wouldn't have me in panic mode every time I dropped it into the wall.

I really need to get a pencil or needle vibrator, but when I spend that money I'm just gonna go ahead and a gas powered one with a few different whip and head sizes.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:51 AM   #2
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Iíve never worried about ICFs blowing out, I worry more about voids, I guess we all worry about something

Have you had ICF blow out? What was the cause?

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Iíve never worried about ICFs blowing out, I worry more about voids, I guess we all worry about something

Have you had ICF blow out? What was the cause?
I personally haven't but a friend did.

For some reason I just don't trust the foam quite as much as a regular panel form.

I know they usually recommend a pencil whip, probably because it will fit better, but they are also a lot more gentle.
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I have one of those vibrators, it works pretty well. For short walls it is fine.
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I have one of those vibrators, it works pretty well. For short walls it is fine.
I think I'm gonna try it out, I could use it for small interior work too.

If it explodes during the pour I could always get the big one out of the truck.
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Hey guys,any tool that is a major necessity when working with concrete is worth having two. So if you need a vibrator,have a back up.
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Hey guys,any tool that is a major necessity when working with concrete is worth having two. So if you need a vibrator,have a back up.
My wife has nine back ups. Its a major neccessity.

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My wife has nine back ups. Its a major neccessity.

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How much concrete does she pour in a year ?
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I have one of those vibrators, it works pretty well. For short walls it is fine.
I had one. I let my ex have it when we divorced.
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If you get one from HF, better get two. My brother went through about 4-5 of them. It pays to buy good tools.

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