What caliber for concrete?

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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by slowpoke » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:18 pm

Denis wrote:
slowpoke wrote:Winchester ringblaster in 8 gauge...
http://winchesterindustrial.com/equipment.html
Curses. Now I need one of those!
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by Weetabix » Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:24 pm

slowpoke wrote:Winchester ringblaster in 8guage is the correct round for concrete
http://winchesterindustrial.com/equipment.html
Should have a belt-fed option.
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:18 am

I wore out a couple of masonry bits on 1928-vintage concrete in about 2000 or so, when my older son was toddling and I decided lagging the bookcase to the basement floor would be a good idea.
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by slowpoke » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:04 am

Weetabix wrote:
slowpoke wrote:Winchester ringblaster in 8guage is the correct round for concrete
http://winchesterindustrial.com/equipment.html
Should have a belt-fed option.
They used to have a hopper feed iirc.
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by Windy Wilson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:37 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:I wore out a couple of masonry bits on 1928-vintage concrete in about 2000 or so, when my older son was toddling and I decided lagging the bookcase to the basement floor would be a good idea.
I think old concrete is harder than the new stuff.
What about bolts that are fastened using some kind of .22 cal blank that shoots the mounting points into the concrete? Something similar was used in our Boy Scout meeting room back in the early 70's, so maybe the technology is mature and the equipment cheap.
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by HTRN » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:37 pm

The answer is simple 27 caliber powder nailer. :ugeek: :mrgreen:
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:54 am

The word on concrete is that the older it is, the harder it gets. That was one of the selling points of ferrocement-hulled boats.

To be fair, if the hull was poured properly, it's hellishly strong stuff. If you don't pour it right, though, water gets to the wire armature, the hull starts weeping rust, and one fine day (well, someone might consider a full gale fine) your boat crumbles.
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:37 pm

slowpoke wrote:Winchester ringblaster in 8guage is the correct round for concrete
http://winchesterindustrial.com/equipment.html
"Use Industrial Tools and loads to remove Nose Rings, Balls, Logs or Ring parts." (1)

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I want one too...


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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by Cybrludite » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:50 pm

Hmmn, I'm thinking the lighter one with the frangible iron slugs would be one hell of a door knocker...
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Re: What caliber for concrete?

Post by Weetabix » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:51 pm

MiddleAgedKen wrote:The word on concrete is that the older it is, the harder it gets.
This is true.
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