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#350858 - 06/23/11 07:02 AM Re: Any tips of conrete curing in a basement? [Re: Wid]
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Pffft.

Rick's been hanging out waiting for someone else to come up with the correct answer first.

Like that guy that reaches for the check, but not very quickly! smile

(Rick, you're not hanging out here as much as you used to. Don't you miss us?)
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#350870 - 06/23/11 09:40 AM Re: Any tips of conrete curing in a basement? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Tom, you forgot the " ™ " after Calista Flockhart™.

I've obtained exclusive use of her name on this forum when referring to flatness.

My attorney's letter is on it's way.


Don't you already "own" Suzanne Vega? It's not like she had to give up the accordion during puberty---like Connie Francis did.
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#350934 - 06/23/11 10:47 PM Re: Any tips of conrete curing in a basement? [Re: Wid]
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glad the pour went well!

personally, I have no problem with the ibtc... just saying.
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#350935 - 06/23/11 10:50 PM Re: Any tips of conrete curing in a basement? [Re: nickbuol]
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OK. So the concrete turned out OK. It was odd though. It seemed like the area around each of the 3 PVC pipes (shower drain, toilet drain, and the vent/vanity drain) all was higher than the rest. I had the hardest time screeding around those areas last night, but it is like they climbed up the pipes...

Gave me an excuse to buy a new tool and make a HUGE mess. I picked up an angle grinder and a diamond cup wheel. I suspected (and was right) that the "free" masonry grinding wheel would be crap, so I picked up the double cup wheel. Holy crap does that thing go through the concrete. Even with the shop vac on, there was way too much high flying particles to capture and the entire basement has a layer of dust on it. I was picking small rock/concrete bits out of my hair and a lot more was trapped in there until I took a shower.

Now things look pretty level and came out pretty good according to my 6 foot metal level used to see if it "teetered" on any high spots.

At least now it will just come down to *maybe* having to slightly fill some lower spots, but only when it is time to tile.

Whew. Glad that is over. My daughter is singing at the Iowa Speedway (pretty decent race track) tomorrow night, so I am not going to work on it tomorrow, but I will get the walls up Sat/Sun and keep on truckin'.... Thanks for all of the help.
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