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PVC Superhighway #116485 04/04/04 08:34 AM
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electure Offline OP
OK, you asked for pics of jobs so here are a couple I am kind of proud of. This is the day before encasing all these conduits. The main ditch is 8ft below FF and all the resulting set backs are for safety due to the depth of the trench. They are this deep for two reasons. One is to get under a very large footing the other is the fact that after this was all done we had to run two banks of 28 4 inch (each) perpendicular to the runs you see in the pictures and still maintain 24" cover. This was an unusual project for me as I don't work with the tools much these days.I did all the detailing in CAD (coordinating with mechanical and plumbing) and then when the time came, installed all the work with another JW and 2 apprentices. Unfortunately I didn't continue on this job because another project came up and I was pulled to run it. These pictures were taken almost one year ago. (Scott35 and Electure, if you have been in the vicinity of Vineyard and the 60 freeway lately you know where this is.) BTW: This is the main electrical/generator room for a hospital central plant and IT building.


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Re: PVC Superhighway #116486 04/04/04 09:06 AM
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big guy Offline
nick how much pvc did you run in ft
thats look's good it would take week's
were i work. nothing but rock in PA
anyway i just run underground on my job last
week and now i have to go back tommorow.
To add 400 ft of 5in for data line's that thay added at the last minute nice work nick

Re: PVC Superhighway #116487 04/04/04 09:58 AM
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Ryan_J Offline
Well done Nick.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: PVC Superhighway #116488 04/04/04 10:26 AM
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electure Offline OP
Hey Big Guy,

Maybe you could send in a picture [Linked Image] (hint...hint)

Re: PVC Superhighway #116489 04/04/04 10:28 AM
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golf junkie Offline
Do you do your own backfill?

I would cringe to turn a GC crew loose on that.


Re: PVC Superhighway #116490 04/04/04 11:37 AM
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Nick Offline
I don't know what the footage is. As you can see this continued on to the chiller rooms, cooling tower yard and boiler room. This work was done in two major phases this being the first. We have a backhoe sub that does allot of electrical underground work. They did s good job on the back fill. I am aways real adamant they don't knock the risers out of plumb. There is nothing worse than spending all this time precisely positioning them to have the backhoe tweak them with a sheep's foot or a whacker. If I remember right this portion took 120 CU yards of 2 sack concrete to cover. They spent two more days backfilling to grade.

Re: PVC Superhighway #116491 04/04/04 11:54 AM
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big guy Offline
electure it will be a little bit bfore you see them. I am using a throw away camera and i will have to scan them. I wish that i did take pic of other jobs that i did
big guy

Re: PVC Superhighway #116492 04/04/04 02:18 PM
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Bjarney Offline
Where would the human civilization be without duct tape?

Re: PVC Superhighway #116493 04/04/04 03:13 PM
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Lostazhell Offline
Rarely do I come across pipework that I'd consider artistic, with attention paid to the details of lining things up just perfect... Let alone in underground work... Has anyone else ever just stared for a moment after finishing a conduit job thinking... "Damn, that looks nice!" [Linked Image] Almost a shame to cover that up! Well done Nick!


Re: PVC Superhighway #116494 04/04/04 09:55 PM
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CTwireman Offline
Looks good Nick! It must be nice to work in that sunshine all the time! [Linked Image]

If that were here, it would be a gray sky background, and there would be mud and puddles everywhere.

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