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Jul
19
comment How can I remove a large obstruction from a storm drain pipe?
Just a comment, there was a floor grate. But somehow it was open ate the moment.
Jul
19
asked How can I remove a large obstruction from a storm drain pipe?
Jun
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
8
comment How to prevent Epoxy from sagging/dripping
Just did the anchoring today. It was very hard to fill the whole hole with epoxy (it had a huge void inside the concrete) and the tape idea doesn't work very nicely because epoxy prevent everything from sticking to it, no matter how much I cleaned around the hole. In the end I wrapped tape around the bolt enough to "plug" the hole.
Jun
8
accepted How to prevent Epoxy from sagging/dripping
Jun
6
comment How to prevent Epoxy from sagging/dripping
We are far from sea and rivers here, so no boat stores around. But I like the gasket idea. I can measure the depth, put a gasket around it and use the gasket as a pressure holder for the bolt.
Jun
6
asked How to prevent Epoxy from sagging/dripping
May
31
awarded  Notable Question
May
26
comment How can I lift buckets of mortar to second floor?
I think that would work nicely, I just need to figure out a way to make it a bit higher so that I can pull the bucket all the way up and bit away from the wall so that the bucket doesn't drag along it.
May
26
comment How can I lift buckets of mortar to second floor?
Concrete pump is overkill, and mixing materials up there is bad because of limited space to work. Each slab is 1.5x5.5 meters
May
26
asked How can I lift buckets of mortar to second floor?
May
19
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
24
comment How to mix a resurfacer/leveler with sand and cement?
It is not concrete, but it shouldn't crumble also. It was turning to dust and digging holes just by rubbing your shoe on it.
Apr
24
comment How to mix a resurfacer/leveler with sand and cement?
Thanks for the input. I tried to hit it a bit with a hammer to test how good the surface was, and it crumble to dust. So I used a rotary hammer and broke everything he had done (it was so "sandy" that i took 2-3 hours to break 10 square meters). Now after I remove it, I will properly clean it (using a power washer to remove all dust) and apply a new leveling layers. This time I will use a 1:4 cement sand, a little on the mortar side (maybe a little drier).
Apr
19
accepted How to drill steel with large bit outside the drill press
Apr
19
comment How to drill steel with large bit outside the drill press
Thanks, when I use the hand drill I also used oil (fine machine oil), but the speed on my bigger hand drill is trigger controlled, therefore it was hard to maintain it cool. But I liked the ice idea and will give it a try.
Apr
19
asked How to drill steel with large bit outside the drill press
Apr
15
accepted How do I shim a steel structure?
Apr
14
comment How do I shim a steel structure?
If I understood correctly, I would install the stringer, and then pour grout beneath it to fill the voids. Right? If that is the case I could use even wood shims on the edges to support the stringer before I pour the grout
Apr
14
comment How do I shim a steel structure?
The mortar would be so thin that I don't think it would adhere nicely, this is why I'm looking for a shimming solution. Having shims to bolt thru would be troublesome, since I would drill the concrete with the stringer in place and bolt directly. But I could tack the shims in place.