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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-23-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By rino1494
If you know the grade %, you can figure out the...

If you know the grade %, you can figure out the elevation drop in 10' increments and check the grade every 10'. I have a dual slope laser, so I can enter grade percentages and the laser will adjust...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-11-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By rino1494
True story, we installed a 1,500 gal. concrete...

True story, we installed a 1,500 gal. concrete tank that weighed 8,000 lbs. We backfilled all around the tank leaving the lid exposed so we could work and install our piping. Thunderstorm came and it...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-04-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By rino1494
Wait till spring and dig. I have been in those...

Wait till spring and dig. I have been in those situations and the bottom of the excavation is a sloppy mess and you will be forced to over excavate and replace with structural fill and compact. Since...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 09-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By rino1494
Lay down your 6" of stone using excavator and...

Lay down your 6" of stone using excavator and laborer to rake off and maintain grade with a laser level. Install pipe and use excavator to place additional stone ontop of pipe.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-09-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,043
Posted By rino1494
I'd rather a wrecking ball on the crane.

I'd rather a wrecking ball on the crane.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-16-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,928
Posted By rino1494
My dad who is 64 yrs old and I completed a...

My dad who is 64 yrs old and I completed a $600,000 residential development in 12 months total working time. We did all aspects of the project except water lines and paving. We also did another...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 09-23-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By rino1494
Roadside swales

This is from a development that we completed last year. The roads called for roadside swales. 2' bottoms, 18" deep with 2:1 slopes. The Helac Powertilt is one of the greatest things we ever bought....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 05-12-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,516
Posted By rino1494
If it is a large job, tractor with a set of plows...

If it is a large job, tractor with a set of plows and discs.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-03-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By rino1494
That is because other trades grab their toolbox...

That is because other trades grab their toolbox and go home. We are too busy nights and weekends turning wrenches on our equipment and trucks.

Welcome :thumbsup:
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-10-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By rino1494
#4 ..

#4 ..
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-09-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By rino1494
Trust me, I know. I have spent countless hours...

Trust me, I know. I have spent countless hours with owners and GC's going over house placement and elevations. I give my opinion and explain everything to them and let them make the final call. That...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-09-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By rino1494
Yup, another boy !!! 9lbs 15oz and 20.5" ...

Yup, another boy !!!

9lbs 15oz and 20.5"

I keep adding to my workforce.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-05-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By rino1494
Same here, we do all of the layout. On small lots...

Same here, we do all of the layout. On small lots where set-backs are critical, we will stretch out strings and make sure everything is within set-backs. On larger lots where set-backs are not an...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-26-2016, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,687
Posted By rino1494
New Dump Body

Back in the spring we put a new dump body on our '99 Freightliner tri-axle. Previous body was aluminum and we swapped it out for a steel body with a swing gate. The swing gate is the best thing we...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-26-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By rino1494
Usually just a "Work Area Ahead" sign. It also...

Usually just a "Work Area Ahead" sign. It also depends on what you are doing. Here is PA, if you are working on a PennDOT road, then the signs must be a certain size and brightness. They also must be...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-26-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,093
Posted By rino1494
Stay away from it. You cannot afford the fines.

Stay away from it. You cannot afford the fines.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-03-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By rino1494
I have a buddy in the operators engineers. He...

I have a buddy in the operators engineers. He makes big money, but is never home. He does not have a family, so it is ok for him. I thought about the operators engineers, but money isn't everything....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-03-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,524
Posted By rino1494
I have a buddy who is a small commercial...

I have a buddy who is a small commercial electrical contractor. Has 4 employees. When things were booming he signed on as a signatory contractor. When things hit the fan, he barely had enough work to...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,603
Posted By rino1494
Typically dig a hole to the side deeper than our...

Typically dig a hole to the side deeper than our normal excavation. Place a vertical piece of 12" or larger HDPE in vertically with some holes drilled in it. Fill around with gravel and pump.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-03-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,618
Posted By rino1494
Check the spec book. What are the progress...

Check the spec book. What are the progress payments like ?? Obviously you will not need $1 million worth of material right up front. Work with your suppliers. If you are large enough to complete the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-03-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,735
Posted By rino1494
So, you getting the itch to buy another hoe ?

So, you getting the itch to buy another hoe ?
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-25-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,847
Posted By rino1494
Uniroyal 76 brand Moly for the high impact...

Uniroyal 76 brand

Moly for the high impact pivot points and the high temp red for the rest. We use NPK chisel paste for our hammer.

Cat has their own grease and it is expensive. Not worth IMO....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-24-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,291
Posted By rino1494
Where is this at ? On his own property in his...

Where is this at ? On his own property in his yard or on a customers property. If it his own in the yard that will not see any heavy traffic, then just leave it be. It eventually will dry out.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,796
Posted By rino1494
My buddy had a T-800 with a 60 series Detroit....

My buddy had a T-800 with a 60 series Detroit. Had 700k on the truck and the motor blew. Cost him $16,000 for a rebuild. Depending on the condition of the truck would determine if it is cost...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 11-02-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,861
Posted By rino1494
I would discuss it with you local SEO. The type...

I would discuss it with you local SEO. The type of system really depends on the type of soil you have. Once your limiting zone goes below 20" then you need to hire the soil scientists. An average...
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