purchase gunite equipment?

ttruman13April 20, 2011

is it worth purchasing a small concrete pump unit (used) ?

I'm in construction (general) but enjoy tinkering around with pools. I think my regular crew of brick masons could finish the product easily enough. I understand I would need to take a course on shotcreting etc. curious what some of the experienced pb's think

thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
just-a-pb

It is a skilled trade, just like any other skilled trade. Most of the guys start out as grunts, and then learn their way to the nozzelman position. For a nozzelman to get certified he has to have 500+ hours of experiance. Not that he has to be certified, but I think you get the point. Its not just shooting concrete at a wall.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rack Etear

I think it also may require a addiction to prescription pain killers.

We have subbed our shotcrete work out for years. It's not something that I ever to desire to have to do myself.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2011 at 9:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New Pool in Louisiana
Wanted to share a few pictures of our new pool. It...
trhought
HELP!! Pool color and pricing with Pebbletec
Help please and fast!! When we started our pool I told...
tonyagrieser
Atlantis pool and spa (Magnolia Tx) anyone have any feedback?
Searching for a pool builder and looks like Atlantis...
makingbeacon
I will answer pool plaster questions
For 23 years I was in the swimming pool plaster industry...
poolplasterexpert
Everyone's pics in this one thread
In case you didn't see her post---Angie is making the...
Boby Huffard
Sponsored Products
Luceplan | Queen Titania Pendant
YLighting
Bulkhead Light
Design Within Reach
4 x 4 Post Treated Pine Swing Stand for 4' or 5' Swing
Fifthroom.com
Colored Butterflies Empire Lamp Shade 6x12x8 (Spider)
$59.91 | Lamps Plus
Sample-Loft Irish Coffee 4x4 Glass Tiles 1 Piece Sample
$2.99 | TileBar
Nautica Beech Island Oversized Comforter with Optional Sham Separates
Overstock.com
Hide Color Sample - Nutmeg - Zag Cowhide Rugs
$5.00 | HORNE
Americh Madison 7242 Tub (72" x 42" x 22")
Modern Bathroom
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™