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Old 02-20-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
 
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Properly Draining The Shell ... In A Potentially Wet Area


if there is no hydrostate valve ...

I've *heard* of guys drilling through the main drain ... just a 1" hole i guess

claim that it works ...


any other methods (other than making a well point on the outside of the shell)
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: Properly Draining The Shell ... In A Potentially Wet Area


stand there & watch it drain shoot the shell as h20 lowers....

tip off to high table,

ever wonder why there are MD bowls that arent plumbed as depth increases... big water

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stand there & watch it drain shoot the shell as h20 lowers....

tip off to high table,

ever wonder why there are MD bowls that arent plumbed as depth increases... big water
no i didn't specify ray --- not for shotcrete --- it's for a remodel/resurfacing


"why some drains aren't plumbed as the depth increase"

so one is plumbed shallower than the deepest depth???


can't understand exactly what you are saying there. Sounds like good stuff though
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Re: Properly Draining The Shell ... In A Potentially Wet Area


im saying when you go to see a job & there are main drain fixtures on the transition slope they have hyrostats in them, not part of the system and are there only to house the hydros... & installer was in big water...
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Re: Properly Draining The Shell ... In A Potentially Wet Area


gotcha


even if there's no water present ... just being in the valley-like location gives me the heebie jeebies

making a well point seems a bit excessive ...


i kinda like the "puncha-hole" in the drains --- (patching with putty later on) --- but can see that having some complications (i.e. not working effectively
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y would you punch the dumby drains the have hydos in them????
punch the shell always
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i haven't seen dummy drains - not in the form of a true main drain houseing a hydrostate


what is common (here) is to get weep holes put in during gunite/shotcrete


they're basically a collector tube (shotcrete company warrants shell on popping out during construction - so they put em in all their shells)

it gets capped & plastered over ...

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