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#1 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:07 PM

Well it has been in there since the '80s and the fork lifts have been taking there tolls on the old drain. It was covered with Steel plate that has failed due to heavier loads than we anticipated when we poured the floor. The floor got pretty rough over the drain and I was just waiting for a bad time.
This is what we started with:IMG_2560.jpg I have all the plates pulled and you are seeing the trench we poured in the floor when the shop was built.

What Brad and myself did was to lay some 2" PVC with a few TEES in the trench and pour the trench full of Crete.

Now we have a flat floor for the forklifts to drive on and no chance of a drain plate failing and a forklift tipping over.IMG_2569.jpg

A friend of mine came over and tested the flow when he spilled his coffee this morning so it looks like I may have to drill a hole in the low spot down to the pipe.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:26 PM

Ducky, nice job. You may be able to grind a little of the cement with a 7 1/4 cement saw blade & just kiss it a little.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks Alan.
We will have to make a little adjustment there.

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Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Nice fix, ducky. Get a floor squeegee to push liquids to the drain. I'm sure you'll figure the best way to handle those places. Even a diamond blade on your 4 1/2" angle grinder will take out high spots. Use a little water with it to keep the dust down and show you where you need to 'smooth' it.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 04:11 PM

Nice. I have a friend who built his shop and didn't put a drain in the floor. He has been kicking himself ever since.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Looks like a good fix Duck.




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