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I am not a soils engineer, but maybe he wasn't being paid to do it. If my
memory serves me it seems when I was doing materials testing during college
summer breaks, that I tested gravel fill and river rock for density under
waterlines a couple times.  

If his densometer won't work tell him to do a sand cone test [ASTM D 1556]
or a rubber balloon test [ASTM D 2167].  If he can't drive his densometer
probe into the soil tell him to sprinkle a little sand on top and get the
density for you in back scatter mode.



Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division 
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage
http://www.muni.org/building
phone:907-343-8183  
fax:907-249-7399
mailto:haansm(--nospam--at)ci.anchorage.ak.us



-----Original Message-----
From: Alden Manipula, E.I.T. [mailto:amanipula(--nospam--at)novagroupinc.net]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:13 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Compaction tests


It's fill behind a small retaining wall.  Can you explain to me why it isn't
possible.  Thanks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Conrad Guymon [mailto:conrad(--nospam--at)karren.com]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 10:59 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Compaction tests


Are you talking about structural fill or a free-draining gravel fill?  They
are not the same.  If you are talking about a gravel fill, the soils
engineer is correct.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alden Manipula, E.I.T." <amanipula(--nospam--at)novagroupinc.net>
To: "SEAINT Listserve" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 11:11 AM
Subject: Compaction tests


> I just had a soils engineer claim that he couldn't test 3/4" clean
granular
> fill with his nuke gauge.  Is this a correct statment?
>
> Alden Manipula
>
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