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  • Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

    Have about a $100 rebar finder. Wonder If It'll pick up cables. Does ridgid Have a good tool for this? Do You use a service?? Asking for someone else. My insurance Co. will appreciate this !! Thank's Tool
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

    Radar.
    I have a guy who is reasonable.

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      Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

      Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
      Have about a $100 rebar finder. Wonder If It'll pick up cables. Does ridgid Have a good tool for this? Do You use a service?? Asking for someone else. My insurance Co. will appreciate this !! Thank's Tool
      You may want to see if you can rent a Hilti PS 200 Ferroscan locally. If not you should be able to find a used pacometer for not too much.

      Mark
      Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-25-2009, 11:35 PM.
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

        We hire someone to do GPR ( ground penetrating radar) It's not worth the risk of of trying to do it yourself, IMO
        West Trail Mechanical Ltd
        Service. Commitment. Expertise.

        www.westtrailmechanical.ca

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          Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

          Thank You all. The question came from a female, interior decorator. She is choosing house colors in the building next door, to the one I'm remodeling. I'll pass on the radar info.
          Why do I feel She is about to get in some serious trouble????
          Interior decorators,the plague of the industry !
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

            Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
            Interior decorators,the plague of the industry !
            I have had more conversations then I care to remember with interior decorators that have ended with me saying "I don't care how nice you think it will look, or how many you have done, it doesn't make it legal! "

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              Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              Radar.
              I have a guy who is reasonable.
              What kind of $$$$ please
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                Thank You all. The question came from a female, interior decorator. She is choosing house colors in the building next door, to the one I'm remodeling. I'll pass on the radar info.
                Why do I feel She is about to get in some serious trouble????
                Interior decorators,the plague of the industry !
                Purchasing agents are worse.

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                • #9
                  Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                  They only charged my old boss $400 to run a new post tension cable.

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                    Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                    Originally posted by EasyEman View Post
                    They only charged my old boss $400 to run a new post tension cable.

                    Where did you find a $400 repair for a post tension cable?

                    Mark
                    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                      come on mark

                      a couple of u-bolts and guy wire is only $5.00

                      throw in a turnbuckle to tighten and you're still under $10.00

                      i've never hit one, but i've seen some that were.

                      they didn't spall the concrete like i've been told. and they didn't shoot out the end of the slab either.

                      rick.
                      phoebe it is

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                        Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                        Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                        Where did you find a $400 repair for a post tension cable?

                        Mark
                        Post Tension Cables DUN CHEAP Inc.!

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                          Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                          Well... "A guy I know" broke the cable here in Tucson. It was a brand new slab maybe not even tightened or certified yet. They just ran a smaller cable through the old hole. I blame the post tension guys for running the cable between the toilet drain and vent. Clearly they should have known our rough in guy couldn't get that placement right.

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                            Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                            On a hotel remodel the GC was too cheap to use radar. His bright idea was to use a rotohammer with a small bit to probe the floor. Didn't hit any cables, but he did take out a conduit that controlled a service elevator. Glad I wasn't on site at the time. I might have had a MI from laughing too hard.

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                              Re: Coring old slab with pst. tension Cables. ???

                              For years ,I was a union Carpenter working on Hi Rises ,and appt. buildings. I would see the cables in there white P.V.C. Tubes set in the deck. I also was around to see them loaded.
                              Now I can not imagine $400 going very far. And replacement would be very hard to push through the tubes. In addition You'd have cut tubes and frayed cables!
                              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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