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  1. #11
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    I agree about superb workmanship, there is always the thing that its steel and can change it. If I was willing to have the plate above grade I might not have bothered to chop a hole in the floor but since I did I might be tempted to simply pour rock a receiver in flush.

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    The issue with having it set in the initial pour is that your crew then has to work around it.

    In terms of strength; yes, it would be ideal. You could even have rebar welded up and spread the load over several square feet from within the slab.

    In terms of finish quality of your floor; maybe not so much.

    They were working the butter a long time on the surface of my slab and the quality is excellent because of it. I think they'd be more likely to avoid hitting something embedded and you might end up with a strange consistency across the surface of the slab.

    I could be wrong. I don't do big concrete.
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    Default concrete pour

    IANACW, but I think I know how this would be done. The receiver would be set so that it's maybe 1/8 inch below the concrete surface. stuffed with rags to keep it from filling with concrete. After the floor is finished and cured... tap, tap tap to find it, then break it out and clean it up a bit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishy Jim View Post
    The issue with having it set in the initial pour is that your crew then has to work around it.

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    Default Nice - but

    I know if I had anything like that mounted in my floor, all kinds of things would get damaged - and most likely it would be from tripping over it while carrying something heavy, awkward, and fragile. Can you say broken leg? Already done that once - was not fun.

    However, why not just make the same receiver such that the bracing is on the underside and a 1/4" flat plate on the surface? Bash your hole in the floor, drop the "upside-down" receiver in with some wet concrete, lag it down on the 4 corners and now you have a receiver hole in the floor with 1/4" plate being the only projection. If you make the sleeve 10-12" deep, there would be no need to pin in place. And you are much less likely to trip on a flat plate lying flush. (You could even recess it if you wanted to get fancy sp the plate was completely flush) Only problem would be the need to vaccuum out all the crap that falls in once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamscal View Post
    Jack: I have a bench grinder stand like that, but I don't think it would work for me. I'm getting a jd2 bender that has a long handle, I don't weigh enough anyway I think I'll be standing five feet out straining.


    Jim: A totally underground mount would be ideal. Actually, you could fab up something really simple and sink it in the concrete if you were building a new garage shop. Sort of like those 'pull pots' they put in the floors of body shops.

    -James
    This was a quick,and only 3/16 round. The new shop will have the recievers in the floor,say 1/4" down,filled with rags,I seen a guy do it like Jim said,concrete guys get real ornery!Specially when the paddle machine hits one!When they were doing the finish,they kept wacking them,,My buddy must of had a dozen all over,,cost him more in beer to keep the crew happy!! Good luck with the JD2,,then it will be hyd. in a year,Jack

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    Default Nice Looking Job

    Quote Originally Posted by jamscal View Post
    Hello all,

    I am going to buy a tubing bender soon and didn't want to spend the $100+ for a stand. I also wanted something that could be used in multiple ways. Finally, I didn't want to take up a bunch of space when not in use.

    Here's my solution:



    I have a plate assembly that is attached to the floor. The 'reciever' actually goes into the floor an additional 3 inches. I had to bust a hole for that. I did this to have enough support and have the unit only 3" off the ground.

    I can drive/park a car over it and a tire hitting it shouldn't hurt anything. I'll paint it yellow but I'm sure I'll trip over it sooner or later.:)



    There's a reciever at the top as well, so I can change out those tools that need space but aren't used every day. I threw the buffer attachment together with scrap, I'll have to buy some more steel for the bender or anything else.

    Pics of welds. I tigged it. Probably overkill, but good practice.



    I'm also going to put a reciever under my welding table so it will all interchange. I'll probably make something for a vise, I could make a table extender or some sort, etc. Plenty of uses as far as I can see.

    I might even bolt my wood miter saw to an mdf top, and bolt a 'hitch' to it too.

    Thanks for looking,

    James
    For some reason,that has broken toe written on it!!!!Your not going to bend that!Jack,Got some floresent orange paint? or if the stick was the correct height,you will ring the bell once,thats how we learn,like being a little kid,how many times did you put your hand on the stove?:eek:

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