4000 yds in Prudhoe Bay Alaska
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 30 consecutive work days to get this slab down. The days we didnt pour I operated misc. other equipment for the builder. The local redimix company consisted of 3 mixers and a dry batch capable of delivering a maximum 30 yds per hour. Largest pour was the last shown below.... 330 cu.yds. 


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A "floating slab" built on pilings driven to refusal...


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...with an extensive subgrade deck made of pressure treated lumber...


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...With 12" foam insulation glued to the wood deck.


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...Covered with a super heavy duty plastic vapor barrier.


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...And a Massive double matt of 7 bar with grade beams welded to the pile caps...


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20 pours, all pumped with a 34m Schwing without a single glitch or hiccup. She didnt plug one single time and the pressure guage never broke 100bar!!!


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The oil rig camp, totally portable, complete with its own outriggers Wink


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This place is an Industrial Mecca that never sleeps! At the airport there's a sign that reads.. "Welcome to the top of the world. Everyone south of here either didnt make it, or couldnt take it!"


mudcup 08-31-2012 reply profile send pm notify

Did you see any Ice Road Truckers?Laughing


Todd 08-31-2012 reply profile send pm notify

wow so cool to see you ToTall


concreteluvr 08-31-2012 reply profile send pm notify

Awesome stuff Too Tall. Wish I could get this font to be too tall. Thanks Man.


Seed 08-31-2012 reply profile send pm notify

This was a good one thanks for sharing!


biged 08-31-2012 reply profile send pm notify

TOOTALL  I guess Alaska is Home this is your third year right.


ShortStik 09-01-2012 reply profile send pm notify

do they let you wear your side arm up there?

kcco


180 flyer 09-01-2012 reply profile send pm notify

Not surprised the pump worked so well. It was a great little pump when I ran it. Alaska mud pumps like butter and makes a guy look like a hero. I'm down in Juneau now. Thanks for the pics Rob.  Cool