Poured concrete today

To help a really good friend . I have the tools of the trade, but not necessarily the stamina it takes on some jobs.

Anyway, I'm sore, which I expected at 68 yrs. old. LOL! The guy had a 50 foot FLUME made to get the concrete over the hill and into the form. From there it was pull,pull, pull.

Good times!

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

Good job! I’ve been meaning to pour a concrete pad at my house for years but something else always comes up.

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Felt good to get back into the boots, pullin the mud, until about a half hour of it. LOL!

THEN the old muscles started to holler.

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Noone cares unless you dug your own grave, fuck off racist.

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punkrock randy /

Pouring yourself some concrete shoes shouldn’t be that much work, old man. Swim with the fishes, ya see?

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

House work / building has always intimidated me... i know I could do most things but my lack of knowledge always scares me from starting.

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We just took a big bunch of bushes of the back of our house, it was all wayyyyyy too close to the house, all kinda issues. But it's actually opened a big extra section of our back yard, right next to the house. we already have a great porch, and I don't think a fire pit should be so close, but one option's been concrete. probably not this year tho. Might just cover it in pavers and call it a day. I mean obviously doing it right with underlayers and shit but I dunno. maybe deck it?

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> We just took a big bunch of bushes of the back of our house, it was all

> wayyyyyy too close to the house, all kinda issues. But it's actually

> opened a big extra section of our back yard, right next to the house. we

> already have a great porch, and I don't think a fire pit should be so

> close, but one option's been concrete. probably not this year tho. Might

> just cover it in pavers and call it a day. I mean obviously doing it

> right with underlayers and shit but I dunno. maybe deck it?

I do flat work and all we use for underlayment is 3/8 pea stone. We just screed the pea stone and not use sand. Works very well

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> Jimmy Cincinnati Wrote:

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> House work / building has always intimidated me... i know I could do

> most things but my lack of knowledge always scares me from starting.

Concrete is something you need a well-experienced helper on, Jimmy. Mixer drivers can be a problem unless someone is there that knows their shenanigans.

We were at a driver's mercy yesterday, so I took the job of getting the mix right BEFORE he shot a stiff mix into the 50' chute(flume) and clogged it up.

Never allow a mixer driver his own lead. Very few are great drivers that will not make some mistake. Any mistake they make is gonna WORK you.

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Got any pictures? Too bad you didn't fill your boots with concrete and fall into a river... LOL!

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Just finished this big ass bluestone walk way. Use a special vacuum to lift with the excavator to set the stone in.

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Dont do alot of concrete work but I have done enough to know I dont want to do alot of it, haha.

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Nice walk! Yeah, concrete can make screamin little babies out of hardy men. LOL!

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> Satan 666 Wrote:

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> I do flat work and all we use for underlayment is 3/8 pea stone. We just

> screed the pea stone and not use sand. Works very well

Thanks!

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