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I do this for my enjoyment. My time of physical
presence in office is not the same as I charge my
clients.

Rajendran
--- David Finley <pec(--nospam--at)isgroup.net> wrote:
> Fountain,
> 
> Can you bill your client for your time spent in this
> peer review? <grin>
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fountain Conner <fconner(--nospam--at)pcola.gulf.net>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 05, 2001 5:11 PM
> Subject: Foundation on Expansive Clay -- Recap
> 
> 
> >
> >'Love it...
> >
> >Posting a question to this list is like throwing a
> hand-grenade into a
> >confetti factory.
> >
> >Recap:
> >
> >Foundations for bark blowline in a paper mill. 
> Spacing 70 ft max,
> >supporting 18" diameter blowline 20 ft above grade.
>  Soil -- high
> >blow-count (n = 20+) silty/sandy clay with
> "potential for expansion".
> >
> >My first cut was a drilled pier, setting an
> oversize sleeve in the
> >foundation, and plumbing and placing the mast
> later.  The spread footing
> >worked out cheaper until I found out about the
> "potential for expansion".
> >
> >'Lots of good suggestions -- I have gone back to a
> single drilled pier for
> >each support, setting a 2 foot long piece of 18"
> pipe in the top as a
> >sleeve for the 12" diameter mast.  There's no
> potential for uplift, and the
> >top of the mast can be a little high, because I'm
> hanging off the side with
> >a bracket that we'll set to proper elevation & weld
> in place.  The pipe
> >will be hung with a threaded rod and a pipe collar
> which will give a "fine
> >adjustment" to the pipe elevation.  Yes, it's
> eccentric, but the load is
> >not too large.
> >
> >On the comments:
> >
> >1.  To Padmanabhan Rajendran -- What would flyash
> do to relieve the
> >expansion?
> >
> >2.  For David Finley -- There shouldn't be much
> potential for caving.
> >
> >3.  For Eric Green -- 'No trees here.  This is a
> paper mill; they'd make
> >paper out of a tree if they had one ;-)
> >
> >4.  For James Lane -- Lime stabilization (related
> to 1, above) might work,
> >but I'd prefer to keep it simple.
> >
> >5.  For Bill Polhemus -- You recognized that I went
> "full circle", didn't
> >you.  "Blessed are they who run around in circles,
> for they shall be known
> >as 'wheels'."  If, however you want to use the
> three-sided wheel, you'll
> >have to get clearance from Harold Sprague
> >
> >Again, thanks to all,
> >
> >Fountain
> >
> >
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