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-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Adams [mailto:davea(--nospam--at)] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: Concrete dobies (Harold)

Very nice response, Harold -- thanks.  I think dobies would also do a
better job than the uneaten burritos I've seen at the bottom of

-----/Original Message/-----

We don't see burritos that much on construction sites around here. If
you offer a "burrito" to a typical construction worker of Hispanic
descent, he'll likely respond that, no, thanks, he owns a truck and has
no need of a beast of burden.

However, TAMALES are another matter. "Used" corn-husks that once housed
that delectable lard-filled treat are often seen in foundation
excavations just prior to concrete placement.

Of course, it could well be that they provide a sort of fiber
reinforcement from a "sustainable" material that should gladden the
heart of the LEED-certified.


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