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    Default Pond Spillway Grate

    This is a retention pond spillway in a new subdivision. The contractor needed a cover to prevent kids, pets, trash, etc from entering the spillway. Attached are a few pictures of the spillway and the grate cover in progress.
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    Are we looking at 4" square openings? and will it be flipped over and lagged or afixed to the edge of the spillway top thru the sides of the angle? Nice job as always, safety first.
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    Must have took some time to weld those rods together.
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    Hawk :
    Is this this the same spillway you worked on a while back ago and posted a few pics on Askandy ? It looks like the concreat peices are preformed all alike and they plugged the holes on the ones where they wanted it to be solid tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundown
    Are we looking at 4" square openings? and will it be flipped over and lagged or afixed to the edge of the spillway top thru the sides of the angle? Nice job as always, safety first.
    Sundown,


    Yes. 4"x4" center to center grid openings. It will be flipped with a trackhoe. No anchors. The measurements are for a good tight fit and the weight alone will keep it stationary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burninbriar
    Hawk :
    Is this this the same spillway you worked on a while back ago and posted a few pics on Askandy ? It looks like the concreat peices are preformed all alike and they plugged the holes on the ones where they wanted it to be solid tube.
    burninbriar,

    Same pictures with a few additional. I did not do the concrete. I think it is precast from a local company. The structure is nearly "square" much to my surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2112
    Must have took some time to weld those rods together.
    I welded the frame with 1/8" 6010's and switched to 1/8" 6011's on the rebar. The 6010's were just too slow. Anyway you look at it there is a good week of work. Each joint was wire tied prior to welding. Any remaining tie wire was removed by pliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK
    I welded the frame with 1/8" 6010's and switched to 1/8" 6011's on the rebar. The 6010's were just too slow. Anyway you look at it there is a good week of work. Each joint was wire tied prior to welding. Any remaining tie wire was removed by pliers.
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    What did you charge for that? "A good week of work" (40hrs) x your rate of $75-$80 per = about $3000 + material. Don't take offense in my asking just curious.---MMW---
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    MMW,

    No offense taken. At the time I was trying very hard to get in with this customer so I bid it for less than usual. I charged under 2K for the entire project with agreement the customer would flip and set the grate. I would have certainly charged 3K+material any other time.

    Looking back over the past year this contractor has become my #1 customer. The volume of work is good, they pay in a timely matter, and I rarely bid a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK
    MMW,

    No offense taken. At the time I was trying very hard to get in with this customer so I bid it for less than usual. I charged under 2K for the entire project with agreement the customer would flip and set the grate. I would have certainly charged 3K+material any other time.

    Looking back over the past year this contractor has become my #1 customer. The volume of work is good, they pay in a timely matter, and I rarely bid a job.
    Aren`t those some of the best customers to have.

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