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Old 02-09-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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Are there concrete pumps that are smaller than the big ones you see with boom arms?
I need to pour a slab in the back of my house, there is no way to get a truck close and the only way to get there from the street is by going down a set of stairs,so wheel barrel is not really an option.
I assume I will have to get a concrete pump truck. Just wondering what my options are to keep cost down. The slab will only be about 17' x 13' x 4".

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Old 02-09-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Have you contacted the cpncrete supplier about alternates? - Then run into this more than anybody.

Some suppliers have delivery truck mounted pumps or conveyors.

ther is always the option of getting a skid steer with a bucket if there is access.

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Old 02-09-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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You should be able to locate a line pump, they can pump from the street up hills, down hills, etc, 100's of feet without issue

Now, for airfare for 4, I would consider mixing the bags for this after I do the footing for you.
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that would be a lot of bags
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Not much more than the footing you had posted on earlier, this is just shy of 3 yds.

Can you do the footing and slab together in one pour? If so you can get 5 - 5 1/2 yds of concrete (avoiding the short load charge, big $$ for under 5 yards), pump the whole thing and be done and over with it all

See, good advice, 2 airfares only please (Kids can fend for themselves now)
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Chris -

Did you notice he did not say where he was. - You could end up flying from California to someplace like Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada and your kids would have to chop and melt ice for drinking water while you worked out on the tundra.
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Did you notice he did not say where he was. - You could end up flying from California to someplace like Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada and your kids would have to chop and melt ice for drinking water while you worked out on the tundra.







I'm hoping it's the same guy in Hawaii from last week
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That is what happens without complete information on the site location.
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Whew, that was close...I was hopeing it was you in Hawaii, I sure as hell don't want to go back to the cold Canadian climate
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and the only way to get there from the street is by going down a set of stairs,so wheel barrel is not really an option.
Just throw down a Plank,+ you've got a Ramp for the wheelbarrows......
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With that view, you can afford to get a pumper and do it right. It might be cheaper in the end.
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Yes, they have small pumps that are on trailer a full size pick pulls and carrys the piping in the truck bed. Last one I hired was $400 flat fee and $2 a yard after that. They don't care how much they pump the set up and clean up is the same LOL They are great for small job in the back of homes. Good Luck
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the line pump in probably the way to go but some guys with plenty money will get a truck with 200' boom that will reach from street over the house, power lines etc. and down to site. another option is the powered georgia buggy. It'll haul 3-4 wheel barrow loads at a time and fit trough a 3' wide opening

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