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08-30-2016 08:10 PM
Nickp I can't see any ugly...I'm sure the bolts were placed exactly where needed...good job...
08-29-2016 06:05 AM
papasombre Hi, Otis.

Thank you for your suggestions regarding to concrete pouring. It is good to know that exist some products to prevent the concrete bonding to other surfaces. I like the original "Cordless Drill" in the ad.
08-22-2016 03:17 PM
OPG3 Alexis, As you know - I am in the concrete forming business - so I see anything and everything that you can imagine. Anything filled with concrete or near where concrete is being cast - gets concrete splatter on it, it's a fact of life and the nature of concrete. What we can do is learn from experience how to prevent said splatter from being a problem. Concrete that has overrun onto your formboards and bridgeboards is not a problem - because they will be stripped [wrecked] and discarded. The splatter that is on your anchor bolt assemblies should come-off quite easily. If it doesn't put a few drops of motor oil or WD40 at the top and give it a little time to seep into the tiny crack between steel and concrete. If this becomes problematic, you can use a stiff wire brush (after protecting your eyes) to remove the splatter. On any future jobs of installing anchor bolts, it's a good idea to put tape or something over the ends of the bolts and the nuts, etc. to prevent there from becoming a bond.

My product line is Pocket Form Isolator (Home) and all of my forming products are made of High Density PolyEthylene Structural Foam (HDPE-)SF with 45% regrind. When concrete is cast against my forms - the concrete takes the shape of the formwork (Mechanical Bond) but doesn't make a chemical bond - regardless the forms in my product line stay where they are used forever - eliminating form removal and putting recycled plastic in an "inert application".

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
08-21-2016 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by DesertRatTom View Post
Sometimes the beauty is in the functionality.
I wouldn't have used those words, but true. If it the final results are as desired, that is beauty enough. Besides, you can always turn some little kids loose with a bunch of paint, then it will be art.
08-21-2016 04:46 PM
papasombre Thank you all, guys.

Angie, you hit the nail.
08-21-2016 03:44 PM
JFPNCM Bill's comments say it all. I've built and set forms on bridges, dams and basements and the only requirements were, they had to hold and stay in line.
08-21-2016 09:48 AM
schnewj Since when was ANY concrete form "pretty". Pretty has nothing to do with it...only functional counts.

Nothing wrong with that job Alexis.
08-21-2016 09:39 AM
kp91 Project = new tool

Sounds like the definition of a beautiful project to me.
08-21-2016 09:29 AM
smitty10101 served their function
they worked
you got paid

you win 3 to zero

08-21-2016 09:29 AM
DaninVan Another thing, Alexis, you built them on time and on budget; the General Contractor will be calling you again. Don't be greedy, but maybe put your prices up a wee bit (unless of course you made out OK on this project).
Just because you're the new guy doesn't mean you shouldn't be getting market value for your work, especially when you do it right.
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