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Old 08-26-2014, 05:00 PM  
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I called a few places in Houston and none has one either. Hot dang it


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Old 08-26-2014, 05:08 PM  
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Dosn't look like rocket science, a couple red neck could whip something up pretty quick.


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Old 08-26-2014, 06:24 PM  
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i'm thinking a couple of battery-powered vibrators from one's local adult toy store strapped onto a 2x4 MIGHT entice the fresh conc to lie down
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i'm thinking a couple of battery-powered vibrators from one's local adult toy store strapped onto a 2x4 MIGHT entice the fresh conc to lie down
You wouldn't want to get stiff to soon.
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Uh, Stadry? Did you check here?

http://www.bluelinerental.com/concrete-power-screed
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You wouldn't want to get stiff to soon.

and I thought this was a family board LOL.

I think blue line was oneof the first companies I called, unless i have them mixe up with someone else but they said They dont have a power screed in my area.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:59 PM  
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Up here the rental outfits are national, given a few days notice, they will get anything you need but sometimes they have to be pushed. Find the national add and read what they promise.
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Uh, Johnv713 ... Try this United Rentals in Houston

11003 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77099

Manager: Marcus Lindsey
Phone: 281-530-1888

http://www.unitedrentals.com/en/cata...crete-masonry/
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never even heard of them,,, thanks - we owned 2 + a roller screed for smaller work,,, i'll call today & ck on pricing/avail,,, thanks again !!!!!!!!!
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Personally I couldn’t see renting a power screed to do a 15 x 20 pad. Will he need the 16’ attachment to ride on the forms or will he be eye balling it as most of it was done in the videos. I doubt most rental places have that long of a base. If I was going to rent something I might rent a bull float and uses a long 2x6 to screed it. A first time DIYer would catch on quicker with a bull float and it would do the same thing the power unit would do as far as finish.


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