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Forum: Excavation & Site Work 02-08-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By PipeGuy
What scale are the plans? Are there any bends?...

What scale are the plans? Are there any bends? Are restraining glands being used? Can 11" HDPE be used in lieu of 10" or 12"? All these questions, and many more like them, need to be answered in...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-17-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,868
Posted By PipeGuy
So when the pump doesn't run the basement fills...

So when the pump doesn't run the basement fills with water to the height above the floor slab at which the sewer line comes in? (or hopefully goes out rather).

Shake your head? Perhaps a more...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-07-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,167
Posted By PipeGuy
Big Box'rs

The deal is this with Bix Box retail owners and high profile commercial GC's - you've got to have your own, iron clad, subcontract agreement that provides at least these things: 1.) you get paid...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,948
Posted By PipeGuy
Becoming? Certain counties around me have...

Becoming? Certain counties around me have required S&EC "Green Card" certifications since the early 80's. Wait 'til you see the stormwater water management design standards that are no doubt on the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-24-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,299
Posted By PipeGuy
Word.

Word.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-16-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 60,527
Posted By PipeGuy
Pretty expensive? :blink:b Really? If a guy...

Pretty expensive? :blink:b Really?

If a guy running a small excavating business can hustle enough to bill five days a week every week week of the year at $1500 a day he wouldn't even BILL $400K a...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-12-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 45,536
Posted By PipeGuy
First - in my area no one pays for millings....

First - in my area no one pays for millings. People are happy to unload them. I think $19/ton is insane.
Second - screened into what gradation? Personally, I wouldn't bother screening millings....
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-04-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,562
Posted By PipeGuy
Some of the best insurance you can get against...

Some of the best insurance you can get against devastating fines is properly training field guys on how to respond when OSHA shows up. Presuming that no one is willfully violating standards there...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 12-01-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By PipeGuy
Anyone looked at a directional drilling option?...

Anyone looked at a directional drilling option? It might take a lot of fluids to support but I'd think it could be done. Fusion bonded HDPE would eliminate the joint seperation issue and be a lot...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-30-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By PipeGuy
That's friggin' crazy. Piles and pile caps for a...

That's friggin' crazy. Piles and pile caps for a 6' deep storm sewer?

If you can get a workable excavation to 2' - 3' below pipe subgrade there's hardly any ground condition that a combination of...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-29-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By PipeGuy
Dewater, dewater, dewater. The soil oozes because...

Dewater, dewater, dewater. The soil oozes because its being "pushed" by water. Until you remove the water from the equation you're fighting an uphill battle; potentially straight uphill. And if the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-11-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By PipeGuy
Ditto. But if fine grading isn't required I might...

Ditto. But if fine grading isn't required I might prefer track loader to truck.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 11-06-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,470
Posted By PipeGuy
How's ADA compliance enforcement up your way with...

How's ADA compliance enforcement up your way with respect to pedestrian surface slopes? It's absolutely insane here. You pretty much need to figure on redoing 25% of new ingress/egress flatwork and...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,878
Posted By PipeGuy
I wouldn't do so unless he provides what he...

I wouldn't do so unless he provides what he offered to provide. Once he does that then he's owed money.

BTW - Rino's practice of never becoming the middle man [in the design process] is a prudent...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,878
Posted By PipeGuy
Bingo! You hit the nail on its head. I heard...

Bingo! You hit the nail on its head.

I heard an axiom years ago that I always enjoy recalling: Architects know a little bit about a whole lot of stuff while Engineers know almost everything about...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,900
Posted By PipeGuy
It's all about the water. If the amount of water...

It's all about the water. If the amount of water added to the batch in order to keep it usable exceeded the mix design's w/c ratio then it won't produce the specified mix - period. If there's too...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-14-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,352
Posted By PipeGuy
A lot? Well, you eliminate half the pressure by...

A lot? Well, you eliminate half the pressure by halving the depth. Maybe going from 100' deep to 50' deep that might be "a lot" of reduction. Reducing the depth 10' only gets you a corresponding...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-14-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,948
Posted By PipeGuy
"Morning Wood" is dead on with his observation....

"Morning Wood" is dead on with his observation. There are many, many, reasons a 20 yard can will leave the job with less than 20 yards in it and only experience can tell you what you'll get in a can...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-12-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,352
Posted By PipeGuy
Only a PE is qualified to give you a definitive...

Only a PE is qualified to give you a definitive answer to that question and there are several other questions that need be posed and answered before you can get to a good answer. Seeings as how...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-12-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,675
Posted By PipeGuy
Does it leach something? I don't know. If it does...

Does it leach something? I don't know. If it does I for one wouldn't worry much about the hazard posed to my kids by old coffee cups.
Assuming your pond held water I'm thinking the hole you want to...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-11-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,675
Posted By PipeGuy
Assuming the hole already has a liner in it, fill...

Assuming the hole already has a liner in it, fill it most of the way with "packing peanuts" or ground styrefoam, cover that with filter fabric, then top it off with 12" of planting soil. What're you...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 08-07-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,865
Posted By PipeGuy
"A" rock? Why not a hoe ram? If the house...

"A" rock? Why not a hoe ram?

If the house budget will live or die on a 1/2 day hoe ram rental then maybe someone oughta' be revisiting the budget before the rock in the road winds up being the...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-17-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,018
Posted By PipeGuy
Without knowing which species your trees are,...

Without knowing which species your trees are, their age, and their overall condition (health) I'd say prune them properly (to minimize the potential for uprooting in a strong wind) and let them live...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-11-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,167
Posted By PipeGuy
And the thing about any "big box" (or national...

And the thing about any "big box" (or national retailer) is you better not get behind schedule. They WILL open on time; with or without you. Unless you want your b*lls between two boards you better...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-11-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,167
Posted By PipeGuy
I can't say I've ever tested 10K feet at a clip....

I can't say I've ever tested 10K feet at a clip. If I had that big a section then I'd probably look at the merits of doing something with it in the way of "phasing" the testing. That being said, I...
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