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Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 04-03-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,711
Posted By Upchuck
Just heard a story from on Friday pipe supplier...

Just heard a story from on Friday pipe supplier about a new guy they had loading up a bunch of 12" ADS pipe on flatbed and getting on highway without strapping it down. Pipe didn't make it far and...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-03-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By Upchuck
Welcome aboard. This is a great place for...

Welcome aboard. This is a great place for info/opinions.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-03-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
Everything installed and pressure tested. Had a...

Everything installed and pressure tested. Had a problem with some fittings for lot laterals which made leaking an issue at first but got it resolved. From now on I will fuse pipe. Thanks to all for...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 03-05-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By Upchuck
Some GC's and most homeowners have no clue about...

Some GC's and most homeowners have no clue about elevations. Around here people need to hire surveyor for plot plan and as built for towns so might as well have him do layout. There is a surveyor I...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-29-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By Upchuck
Hire a surveyor. I had a builder tell me how easy...

Hire a surveyor. I had a builder tell me how easy it was to stake a foundation out. He ended up making a mistake and he had to cut 8' off the foundation and pay us to remove and then re-pour the side...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-16-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
I'll have to ask. We've done single houses that...

I'll have to ask. We've done single houses that way. Not sure if would make a difference for multiple houses with low pressure system.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-16-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
The design shows each house with exterior pump...

The design shows each house with exterior pump chamber with about 60 gallons reserve. I don't care for that so we will use 1000 gallon precast pump chamber with one backflow preventer in tank and...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-15-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
Thanks. I would be renting a fusion box. I assume...

Thanks. I would be renting a fusion box. I assume you need it for either type of fusing you're describing.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-15-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
The houses will have individual pumps tying into...

The houses will have individual pumps tying into 2" pipe discharging into existing manhole.

Plans calls for tees not wyes.

Specs allow for compression fittings (which we've used) or fused...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-15-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
[QUOTE=JDavis21835;4314305]By Flared ends are you...

[QUOTE=JDavis21835;4314305]By Flared ends are you meaning flanged connections?[/QUOTE

I'm talking about fusing plastic pipe. I assume you're talking about flared ends for copper.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,924
Posted By Upchuck
Fusing pipe vs compression fittings

We just started a new subdivision that will require 2" press. sewer pipe. Did same time of job a few years ago and used compression fittings. Wasn't all that impressed with them and debating fusing...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-12-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,558
Posted By Upchuck
Mini, trencher, dozer, excavator or by hand...

Mini, trencher, dozer, excavator or by hand depending on site conditions. Wide open area we usually use mini. If lots of trees and we can't get around with mini we'll use trencher.

What Day...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-10-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,529
Posted By Upchuck
We owned a couple when I was a kid. Solid...

We owned a couple when I was a kid. Solid machines. Before my father bought his first excavator he dug foundations with it. Just remember it taking forever.

As others have said hours and how it...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-26-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,800
Posted By Upchuck
That's a good looking truck. We've been looking...

That's a good looking truck. We've been looking at trucks. Saw a decent deal on a Mack with aluminum body. Can't see buying it. Between stumps, rocks and taking stone out with excavator we'd kill an...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-19-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,705
Posted By Upchuck
Seems like a pain to work around that

Seems like a pain to work around that
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 12-29-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,953
Posted By Upchuck
I thought as long as you paid your dues they...

I thought as long as you paid your dues they wouldn't kick you out of the union. Especially since you are operating machinery. Of course, i've never been in the union. Progress on a job like that...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-25-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,705
Posted By Upchuck
We use stand up pipe also. Luckily, we have had...

We use stand up pipe also. Luckily, we have had any jobs that required well points.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work Picture Post 12-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,953
Posted By Upchuck
Make sure they didn't fire the other guy because...

Make sure they didn't fire the other guy because they think they have a guy who works real cheap. Def bid safe because they may expect cheap prices. Nothing beats experience, even bad experiences. ...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-18-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By Upchuck
Mueller and Reed are good tapping machines. Are...

Mueller and Reed are good tapping machines. Are they hand operated or do they come with the drill.Gets old doing them by hand. I agree with Day regarding the pipe laser.

I assume you mean pump...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-23-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
I think thats part of the reason trucks are so...

I think thats part of the reason trucks are so dam expensive. Everyone wants to avoid the emission so they are buying used.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-23-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
Beats me. Truck is in good shape. Know a guy who...

Beats me. Truck is in good shape. Know a guy who brought similar age truck to auction and got $14,000. He was not happy.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-23-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
I'm not the sharpest when it comes to this stuff...

I'm not the sharpest when it comes to this stuff but from what i've been told the engines won't match up so we'd have to buy new computer, etc. Is that correct?
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
Tell me about it. We've been looking for used...

Tell me about it. We've been looking for used f550 dump. Def. not buying new because truck would sit around a lot but everything we've looked at is junk.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-22-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
$40,000 was a ballpark. Hopefully on high side...

$40,000 was a ballpark. Hopefully on high side and not counting giving them the old one to offset core charge.

We have a freightliner with detroit 55 series in truck. Every mechanic hates that...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-22-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,880
Posted By Upchuck
dump truck

Looks like our 10 wheeler needs an engine. They want $40,000 for a new one and are pricing putting in used one. Truck is 25 years old and I was thinking about getting new or used but not that old....
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