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CallMeVilla 08-27-2014 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by johnv713 View Post
Called them just now and they were like what does that do? LOL

They do have a concrete finisher aka power trowel for $85 a day. Does it level freshly pour concrete just like a power screed?
If you watch the video, you can see how it is properly used. It levels and screeds because you are tracking the edge of the form on one side. You can also see it is NOT necessary for it to be in contact with both sides of the forms to do the job. You just work it around, have a helper pushing the mud around and you can kick more mud into the low spots.

Could you bull float it afterwards? Sure. Can you strike a control joint? Sure. You can do whatever degree of finishing you want ... OR you can power screed it and get a beer.

Here are two finishers applying control joints. Really good guys use long poles with a grooving tool (not me)

Chris 08-29-2014 06:55 AM

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On the forms we use a wooden stake every 4-5 feet. Level the forms to how you want the water to flow off. On a level if the bubble is touching the line you have about 2% fall, you need about half that, so about 1/16 from touching the line should be fine. We don't use any oil or anything else to help removal and have not had any problems. No need to bracket the boards together just use a stake halfway between the two. Here is a few pics of mine that I just poured.

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Chris 08-29-2014 06:55 AM

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On the forms we use a wooden stake every 4-5 feet. Level the forms to how you want the water to flow off. On a level if the bubble is touching the line you have about 2% fall, you need about half that, so about 1/16 from touching the line should be fine. We don't use any oil or anything else to help removal and have not had any problems. No need to bracket the boards together just use a stake halfway between the two. Here is a few pics of mine that I just poured.

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Chris 08-29-2014 06:55 AM

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On the forms we use a wooden stake every 4-5 feet. Level the forms to how you want the water to flow off. On a level if the bubble is touching the line you have about 2% fall, you need about half that, so about 1/16 from touching the line should be fine. We don't use any oil or anything else to help removal and have not had any problems. No need to bracket the boards together just use a stake halfway between the two. Here is a few pics of mine that I just poured.

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Chris 08-29-2014 07:01 AM

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A few pics of my pour and a finished pic. Good thing about getting a pumper is that it is like having an extra guy, he will run the pump and pour your concrete while you two screed.
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Chris 08-29-2014 07:01 AM

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A few pics of my pour and a finished pic. Good thing about getting a pumper is that it is like having an extra guy, he will run the pump and pour your concrete while you two screed.
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Chris 08-29-2014 07:01 AM

5 Attachment(s)

A few pics of my pour and a finished pic. Good thing about getting a pumper is that it is like having an extra guy, he will run the pump and pour your concrete while you two screed.
Attachment 7095
Attachment 7096
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Attachment 7098Attachment 7099


Chris 08-29-2014 07:01 AM

5 Attachment(s)

A few pics of my pour and a finished pic. Good thing about getting a pumper is that it is like having an extra guy, he will run the pump and pour your concrete while you two screed.
Attachment 7095
Attachment 7096
Attachment 7097
Attachment 7098Attachment 7099


Chris 08-29-2014 07:01 AM

5 Attachment(s)

A few pics of my pour and a finished pic. Good thing about getting a pumper is that it is like having an extra guy, he will run the pump and pour your concrete while you two screed.
Attachment 7095
Attachment 7096
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Attachment 7098Attachment 7099


johnv713 08-29-2014 03:21 PM

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I think a 3 ft long x 3/4ft wide wooden board from HD would suffice, I hope.

Here's a few samples of her selfie. Girl is so vain Id tell ya



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