Only recently have I used usenet to help me with my handymanning
projects, and I have found it tremendously helpful. Is this something
you can see?
Anyways, it's a gate with a concrete pad. I have 2 questions.
q1) On the lip of the pad that is the exposed vertical surface, one
sees the cottage cheese from lack of vibrating on the concrete. How do
I simulate the action of the bigass vibrators we used to use when
pouring into forms?
Still q1) To make it nicer, would I just buy a quikrete mortar mix, and
trowel it on?
q2) This is a theoretical question. I have 2, square 4' pads poured
under the same conditions with only one difference, in one, the rebar
that is in the middle and 3 inches from the edge is tied on one, and on
the other the pieces aren't tied at all.
In other words, how does it affect the strength of the buiding system
when the rebar is left untied. Under what circumstance would the untied
pad fail while the tied one did not?
Alright, thanks for your comment. It's raining here in Albuquerque.
Beautiful rain, like God's own mercy--you'd understand if you worked
through the heat I had to to create this gate.