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M-dub

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2007, 10:00:22 PM »


I need one of those pokey stick smileys



http://www.theswamp.org/screens/index.php?dir=&file=pokeit.gif

Aww, C'mon Kerry!  You can't just come in here and poke someone with a stick and not say anything!  ( I know... you just did )  But what do you think???

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2007, 11:12:26 PM »
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Aww, C'mon Kerry!  You can't just come in here and poke someone with a stick and not say anything!  ( I know... you just did )  But what do you think???

I thought the ambiguity of who was poking whom was slightly mirthful. :-P
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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2007, 11:42:09 PM »

I can't believe how many times I've posted some degree of an argument to this thread!  :roll: :)

I agree, I do think **part of it is real** and part of it is fake

And no, it was not cut halfway from the top down then bottom up.
A hole like this would **normally** be drilled with a core drill which would
have more then 3" of travel which can have bits that are 12"+ in depth.

It's also an interesting thing to watch. I was on a job site where they were
cutting 8" slab about the size of an elevator shaft. As they cut the slabs in about
2' widths, it would drop down onto the next floor!  :-o  :?
After the first few floors, the general contractor asked the slab cutting company
to support the slab while cutting and not to drop it to the next floor...

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craigr

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2007, 08:20:55 AM »
The only thing I have to add....

If they were looking to locate / find out if rebar exists, why wouldn't they just use a metal detector?

Even the cheapest of them could find rebar.

craigr

Josh Nieman

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2007, 09:20:47 AM »
The only thing I have to add....

If they were looking to locate / find out if rebar exists, why wouldn't they just use a metal detector?

Even the cheapest of them could find rebar.

craigr

That doesn't tell you where it is though.  Whether or not the steel is in the top or bottom of the slab is important to a slab's design, so often that's something important for an engineer to check on.  I know of a couple contractors who do not use welded wire fabric in their slabs... they request that we design them with rebar, because they do not feel that WWF is good enough.  I'm told the process for placing WWF is that they lay it down on the compacted soil or sand, before the pour... basically pour the concrete down on top of the WWF... then shove a broomstick with a hook on the end down into the freshly poured concrete and pull the WWF up to the approx. level.  This creates varying elevations of reinforcement and is not good.

Since steel is strong in tension, you want it to be where the slab will be in tension, to reinforce the concrete which is weak in tension.  So the backside of the "bend" off the concrete will be steel-reinforced.  Thus you would want the steel on the bottom of a slab that is used to span a long length, I would assume (that's coming from a glorified CAD Tech, not an engineer, so take that for whatever it's worth)

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2007, 10:01:42 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.


Now if it really was a revision cloud I ask this...who makes their revision clouds with the exact same radius "cloud puffs"?

I think it's a ductwork cut through.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2007, 10:03:57 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.


Now if it really was a revision cloud I ask this...who makes their revision clouds with the exact same radius "cloud puffs"?

I think it's a ductwork cut through.

If you use a predrawn polyline to create the revcloud from, it makes uniform "puffs" but I think if they weren't uniform, the contractor would take a little liberty in the creation, and use a single hole-saw or core drill.. rather than taking to time to finely craft such an artsy fartsy hole.  That would be what I expect anyways... unless I provided a detailed drawing dimensioning the radius of each curve, the inner bounding box, and outer or whatever "convenient" (I use that term loosely) measurements would aide in creation of that feature.

M-dub

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2007, 10:13:28 AM »
Now if it really was a revision cloud I ask this...who makes their revision clouds with the exact same radius "cloud puffs"?

We do...

Just happens to be a nice lisp routine that we use.  No extra clicking.  Pick your arc length and go.

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2007, 10:15:45 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.

Our plumbers core drill through 8-10" poured walls when they have to.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2007, 10:28:16 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.

Our plumbers core drill through 8-10" poured walls when they have to.

Really?  I just punch walls that thin.

uncoolperson

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2007, 10:37:11 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.

Our plumbers core drill through 8-10" poured walls when they have to.

Really?  I just punch walls that thin.

doesn't that hurt your knuckles?

Josh Nieman

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #41 on: October 17, 2007, 10:39:11 AM »
We core drill through precast planks 1' thick.

Our plumbers core drill through 8-10" poured walls when they have to.

Really?  I just punch walls that thin.

doesn't that hurt your knuckles?

A real man does what it takes to get the job done.

M-dub

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2007, 10:44:00 AM »
Your identity is no longer a secret, Mr. Josh Norris!  :-D

Josh Nieman

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2007, 10:45:33 AM »
Your identity is no longer a secret, Mr. Josh Norris!  :-D

Ever since I grew a beard... I just feel more powerful!

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Re: Thought y'all might get a kick outta this
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2007, 11:00:10 AM »
Did your voice change too?