Fun Day yesterday
b-alto 09-25-2016 comment profile send pm notify

I got to pump shot crete for a skate park!

b-alto 09-25-2016 reply profile send pm notify

My REED B-50 preformed outstanding. 6hr hours of pumping and she just purred..

I like seeing  different aspects of concrete work come together. 

This guy (the owner) brought a shot creter over from California and about 10 Skater guys from Minneapolis  to build the park at his cabin in a small town up here,  party spot! Good idea; spend money on what makes you happy!

b-alto 09-25-2016 reply profile send pm notify

Couple more photos.

orygun 09-25-2016 reply profile send pm notify

nozzle guy was standing back aways. was there lots of air at that moment. what kind of slump where you running a four.

b-alto 09-25-2016 reply profile send pm notify

Well, first off the compressor they rented didn't run ..  and back up was 1.5 hours away. so i improvised my wheelbarrow honda compressor hooked in tanem with another from a neighbor and we shot the first 1.5 trucks at low pressure (which i was used to). Then the rental place showed up with a replacement compressor and he used great pressure ,wow.. I never shot that high but i'm just the pumper.

It worked very well and i learned much. What higher air pressure does flatten the surface and bond even the cold joints. However the higher air pressure made me nervous.

pumpnfinish 09-26-2016 reply profile send pm notify

I hear that about the pressure. I've had the pleasure of being the nozzle man a few times and have been blown across a pool when things went wrong. Shot Crete is some sketchy shit at best. I've had my fill for sure. Definitely stay on your toes while working around it, not for rookies