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Old 09-05-2009, 10:14 AM
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Pool Deck Renovation

Here's a nice project we are working on.

Broke up 2200 SF of concrete. It twas a 6" concrete pool deck with some sort of hideous, epoxied pea-gravel applied to the top. The home owners could not stand it. We're putting down Techo's Santorini. We're not changing the shape as space is very limited.

Flagstone coping is being replaced with a bullnose coping.


















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Old 09-05-2009, 11:30 AM
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I'd try to save that bluestone coping. You could definately use it again or send it to me. Is that pool vinyl or concrete?
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:33 PM
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Nice size project. I love those auto pool covers. Real hard to get debris in the pool.
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:08 PM
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Smart idea with the solar cover. We advise every pool reno to spend the couple of hundred and get one. The Taki sure as hell beats a Brute! Keep the pics coming, I personally love the santorini, but its usually a hard sell.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:50 PM
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I would have used the tried and true pallet forks and not the breaker on that concrete. that had to be a mess.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:33 PM
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I would have used the tried and true pallet forks and not the breaker on that concrete. that had to be a mess.

You're way off on that, 'ol buddy.

#1. you would have gone through 2 or 3 diamond blades!

#2. 2200 SF with a 6-inch slab. No wire. No rebar. Brick home. Brick columns. Brick Fountain. All the brick would have been broken, chipped, scratched! With correct precautions, breaker on a correct size machine - it's an effortless task.

Not really a biggie, bust up the concrete, pick up with skid steer, load onto dump truck, haul away.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:00 PM
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forks? cmon have you ever used a hammer to know the difference
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:08 PM
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I took 12 loads out. Approx 4.5 cu. yds. / load (6" concrete ain't light!)

Do the math and that's alotta concrete to try tp pop up with forks!

For small jobs we use forks for lifting concrete. Infact, looked at a job tonight. Home owners said "will you jack hammer up the concrete". I replied "nah, we'll make a few cuts and lift it out with a skid loader".
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-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:20 PM
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6in!? who the hell made the decision to pour that much concrete. We've built a few pools and it'd be the biggest pain to have to grade for 6inches. Might actually have to use a lazer..
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:46 PM
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I would never use forks on that size and thick slab, like DVS said it hammer is much faster and safer for the sorrunding
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