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CASE AND POINT!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charley Hamilton [mailto:chamilto(--nospam--at)eng.uci.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 2:06 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Rockery Retaining Walls
>
>
> Actually, I was assuming it was a standardized term & I should
> therefore find
> out what *exactly* it meant.  I *assumed* it had something to do
> with either
> the mass (Mrock = 2 or 3 times Mman) or the number of guys needed
> to move it.
> However, I figured it was something like a horsepower which has been
> standardized and has a fixed relationship to other, more well-known, unit
> systems.
>
> I'd still appreciate a definition if anyone out there knows one,
> or at least
> info as to whether the term is a standard one (not as in ASTM
> ###-###) but one
> used commonly in the industry.  Rod didn't include his "figured
> out" meaning,
> so I'm still at a loss as to what "everyone else" means by the term.
>
> 	Charley
>
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>
> > From: "Rod Schenk" <rs(--nospam--at)pacificdesignbuild.com>
> > Subject: RE: RE: Rockery Retaining Walls
> > Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 12:15:46 -0800
> > [snip]
> > Well Engineers, its sounds like some of you are spending too
> much time in
> > the text books and not enough time out in the field.  I live in
> the Great
> > North West and I admit that coming originally from back East
> that the term
> > "One Man Rock" or "Two Man Rock" was new to me. But being as smart as we
> > engineers think we are it took about 2 seconds to understand
> what the term
> > meant.
>
>
>