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Charley you are not alone. 

Acie

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> From: 	Charley Hamilton[SMTP:chamilto(--nospam--at)eng.uci.edu]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, January 13, 1999 2:05 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.  
> 
> 
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