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When in doubt, show it on the drawings, otherwise you’re withholding information.

 

 

BillM@PBSBOSTON

 

 

From: bcainse(--nospam--at)live.com [mailto:bcainse(--nospam--at)live.com]
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2011 10:36 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: QUESTION re: Grouting Equipment bases

 


Ah! The old, "That's the way I've done it for 30 years " response. Sounds like he has some Contractor blood in him!
Regards,
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley, CA

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From: "bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: QUESTION re: Grouting Equipment bases
Date: Tue, Dec 6, 2011 12:13 pm

 

Thanks, Raj, however I'm not really concerned with the actually method of grouting, but who is responsible to show it on contract or bid drawings.

 

My contention is, that's not something you show on a Foundation drawing, which is after all a drawing that deals with the FOUNDATION, not whatever's being put on top of it. My colleague insists that "he has always shown the machine base and the grouting detail on that drawing for years."

 

Just soliciting opinions.


On December 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM Padmanabhan Rajendran <prajendran(--nospam--at)ymail.com> wrote:

API RP 686 has the necessary directions to grout machinery foundations.

 

 

Rajendran

 

From: "bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: "<seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Monday, December 5, 2011 4:06 PM
Subject: QUESTION re: Grouting Equipment bases

1) Do you do foundations for equipment such as pumps, compressors, engines, vessels, etc.?

 

2) Do these typically feature grouting of some arbitary space between the base of the equipment (base plate, base angle, base frame, etc.) and the foundation?

 

3) Are you responsible for instructions for the people doing that grouting, and how do you instruct them if so?

 

An argument between a colleague and myself is pending.