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Old 10-14-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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Didn't matter the size of the building we screeded 10' at a time. Was able to get the finsih grade and concrete spot on every time. Does anyone still use these?


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Old 10-14-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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I can honestly say that I have never seen those here on the East coast.

I am still interested in how you set them up. From what you indicated, it could save us a ton of time.

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Didn't matter the size of the building we screeded 10' at a time. Was able to get the finsih grade and concrete spot on every time. Does anyone still use these?



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Didn't matter the size of the building we screeded 10' at a time. Was able to get the finsih grade and concrete spot on every time. Does anyone still use these?


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haven't seen those since late 70's early 80's on tilt ups in sacramento.
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What the hell is that?


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How is it better than a screed pin?
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looks expensive. No wonder you use them.
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looks expensive. No wonder you use them.
i have not used them but watched them in use.

just like any system/method, whether we understand it or approve of it, the guys who used them were wicked fast.

i was framing interiors on tilt ups and saw the concrete guys use them.

they are still around and very inexpensive.
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Maybe we can get Mike to put on a demonstration for us on how to use it.
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Today everyone seems to guess grade and concrete height.


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How is it better than a screed pin?


I don't think they were using screed pins when I last used the ones in the OP. My point is I don't see either these days.

Full disclosure, tgeb (Tom) and I were discussing them around the camp fire.


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Today everyone seems to guess grade and concrete height.


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on a 4 foot wide by 10 pour some hacks came up short on concrete and a big dip in the middle was the result. They ended up coring a 4 inch hole with a drain cap going no where..

I didn't get the job cause I was the higher price.
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not in my world.

all set by laser off a bench mark....
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not in my world.



all set by laser off a bench mark....

How do you set sand by a laser other than spot checking?

I know later in my tilt-up days the skip-loader had a laser attached to it and never was there any screed rails set up for finish grade, like we did in the olden days.



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How do you set sand by a laser other than spot checking?

I know later in my tilt-up days the skip-loader had a laser attached to it and never was there any screed rails set up for finish grade, like we did in the olden days.



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we set screeds for sand, however using sand under a slab is an old method and not used much now days.
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we set screeds for sand, however using sand under a slab is an old method and not used much now days.


Called out on every one of my residential structural slabs. Sand, plastic, and more sand.

Commercial was oftentimes class 2.


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Called out on every one of my residential structural slabs. Sand, plastic, and more sand.

Commercial was oftentimes class 2.


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Every one... same engineer?
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Nope, different engineers, same soil type though.


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Called out on every one of my residential structural slabs. Sand, plastic, and more sand.

Commercial was oftentimes class 2.


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sand acts as a wick for moisture.

haven't seen sand called out under a slab in 5 years or so.

can't even recall the last time i saw plastic called out.

very common to see vapor barriers like stego called out.

residential guys even using stego type barriers.

imo, it is the new rh standard floor companies are using to determine slab moisture content.

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