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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 07:24 AM


"try using your 3-ft-long carpenters level across 50 foot distance"

hey play time yard goat...how's your sand box project coming?? hahahaha.

i don't need to try something so banal. I have a QUALITY USA made instrument with which i can shoot great distances to finite accuracy. Accurate enough for any bldg std required under codes and convenants.

"60 feet of poly tubing is smaller/cheaper than transit, and more accurate than $30 laser level that loses calibration on same day it leaves china mfg plant"

read above. $30 can't even buy 60 ft of decent poly today. i have NEVER had a call back due to elevational problems in subgrades, pads, hardscape or finish floors. And all lines have had proper rise and fall where required.




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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 07:30 AM


Mike, please refer to my suggestion to fish above.....dt



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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 08:18 AM


yeah....yur right...but it is so FUN to pester barn animals...hahaha.

speaking of fun...when will you be back esconsed to your east cape digs?
i want to come to Frailes this fall and check out eastcapehomes.com lots at costille et al.




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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 08:38 AM


Probably be back down around late September. Be sure to look us up for a beer and some good lies...I mean stories.....dt



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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 09:29 AM


Thanks abductor- appreciate the post--apology accepted--Norm



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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 12:30 PM


Would not a real contractor in baja know what to do?
And what tool to use?
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[*] posted on 6-19-2010 at 12:33 PM


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Would not a real contractor in baja know what to do?
And what tool to use?


Hey Kat....Tell us about yourself. You remain a mystery.
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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 07:50 AM


Is not fisabguctor asking for business?
He builds houses for $20,000?
Can not we get pictures?
Referances?
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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 08:13 AM


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NOPE.....IQ54 is an idiot!


:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 08:36 AM


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NOPE.....IQ54 is an idiot!


:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:


Not so sure about that IQ ---sometimes the mystery person does not seem to know much about Baja or the people, but sometimes :yes::yes::yes:

Wonder if Kat54 has ever been to Baja. Wonder if Kat54 just likes to cause a stir. Wonder if Kat54 just likes to point out the obvious sometimes that others won't comment on.

OH well, it is rather fun to have the mystery person around. If nothing else, gives people a chance to vent at someone. :P




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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 08:36 AM


This is funny?
Fishabductor said "If anyone is interested in my services on the eastcape.. U2U me. I have a contractor and crew ready, and can get as many workers as you need"
Does not this mean "I am looking for a job"?
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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 08:51 AM


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Does not this mean "I am looking for a job"?


Don't know for sure. Why does that bother you so much?
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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 08:57 AM


Why reply to him Dennis....let Doug deal with IQ5.4



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[*] posted on 6-20-2010 at 09:02 AM


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Why reply to him Dennis....let Doug deal with IQ5.4


I'm just curious. Anyway, I don't think he/she has gotten to that point yet. I'm well familiar with "That Point." :lol:
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[*] posted on 12-29-2018 at 05:55 PM


Hi there, I have been doing some research on shotcrete application. There are a couple ways to do it from what I read - yes, you can spend 10-18k on a cement pump that can blow cement through a 2" pipe, but there is an alternative cheaper way to do it. A guy in Haiti uses aircompressors, and a special attachment that has a large rectangular pot on the end with four holes at the bottom. This attachment is attached to a hose from the air compressor, dipped into a wheelbarrow of concrete mix, and then blasted throw the small holes onto the surface. The attachments cost about 250$

If you had three of these, and three aircompressors, a team of men could apply shotcrete without having to buy a 10k - 18k cement pump

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The foam blocks are pretty cool. They are like legos, with 4"(not certain on diameter I've only seen them once in person) holes in the middle in which a piece of rebar is threaded and then solid poured. The rebar and concrete solid pour is done once the wall is built to elevation.


Soulpatch you know who makes them and what the square foot(wall) cost is?

3-d panels are also really cool(literally) and the walls go up fast. However they require special tools(wire gun $1000 in the states). If a guy had access to a shotcrete gun($10k) as well a house made of 3-d panels would go up fast and be cool.

You don't need the shotcrete gun, guys can throw the cement into the wire mesh face, but a shotcrete gun does a far superior job.

The down side of using foam blocks or 3d panels is they are expensive in comparison to CMU's and the walls requires several inches of concrete covering. The quantity of concrete depends on the panel used.
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