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Trimming a Hollow Core Concrete Panel

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

One of our hollow core concrete panels is a bit too wide, so it needs to be trimmed.  Sounds easy, right?  Six inches thick and approximately 12 feet long.  Take 2-3/8 inches off.

A local Home Depot rents concrete saws.  For the 4 hour minimum, the charges are approximately $60 for the saw and $60 for the saw blade.  And $7 extra in case something breaks.

Dustin Barclay, from Teamwrkx, was available to help this morning.  He agreed to meet Bryan at the job site at 8:45 am, after Bryan picked up the concrete saw and blade from The Home Depot.

Pickup Up the Concrete Saw

At The Home Depot.

At The Home Depot.

Concrete saw loaded and ready to go.

Concrete saw loaded and ready to go.

At the Job Site

Dustin met Bryan at the job site and helped unload the concrete saw and get it into position.  Clean the area, snap a chalkline, hook up the water hose, and start cutting!

Saw is unloaded and ready, job site is being cleaned up.

Saw is unloaded and ready, job site is being cleaned up.

Snapped the chalk line.  Measure twice, cut once.

Snapped the chalk line. Measure twice, cut once.

Looks good, we're ready to start sawing.

Looks good, we're ready to start sawing.

Cut! Dustin and Bryan made two cuts, and the resulting cut was a bit more than expected.  This will allow a good, wide, stong edge on the steel beam.

Cut! Dustin and Bryan made two cuts, and the resulting cut was a bit more than expected. This will allow a good, wide, stong edge on the steel beam.

Completed the cut.  Time to clean up now.

Completed the cut. Time to clean up now.

The cut piece at the front of the house.  It was heavy!

The cut piece at the front of the house. It was heavy!

 

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