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Concrete Cutting Sawing Plymouth MA Mass Massachusetts

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The power plant for the building is to be located at a level of about seven feet below the basement floor. The hoisting shaft is built in the elevator shaft located in the rear of the building. The hoisting tower is constructed of four 4 by 4-inch corner-posts, and well braced with 2 by 6-inch plank. Two guides are placed on opposite sides; also one on the front, Fig. 146. The front guide was made in lengths equal to the height of different floors of the building. Fig. 146 shows the location of all the machinery, all of which is of the Ransome make. The concrete was discharged directly from the concrete mixer into the bucket, which rested at the bottom of the elevator shaft. At the elevation where it was desirable to dump the concrete, the front slide was taken out, and the concrete was dumped automatically by the bucket tipping forward. The bucket rights itself as soon as it begins to descend. The capacity of the concrete mixer and hoisting bucket per concrete batch was 20 cubic feet. A 9 by 9-inch, 20-horse-power vertical engine was used to mix and hoist the concrete, steel, structural steel for concrete columns, and lumber for the concrete forms. A 30-horse-power boiler was used to supply the steam, which was located several feet from the engine, and is not shown in the plan view of the plant.

A Ransome friction crab hoist was used to hoist the concrete, and was connected to the engine by a sprocket-wheel and chain. The steel and lumber were hoisted by means of a rope, wrapped three or four times around a winch-head which was on the same shaft as the concrete mixer. The rope extended vertically up from the pulley, through a small hole in the floors, to a small pulley at the height required to hoist the lumber or steel; and then it extended horizontally to another pulley at the place where the material was to be hoisted. The rope descends over the pulley to the ground. A man was stationed at the engine to operate the rope. There were two rope-haulages operated from the pulley on the engine shaft, one being used at a time. On being given the signal, the operator wrapped the rope around the winch-head three or four times, kept it in place, and took care of the rope that ran off the pulley as material was being hoisted. Wheelbarrows were used in charging the concrete mixer, and handcarts were used in distributing the concrete.

The runways were made by securely fastening two 2 by 10-inch planks together in sections of 12 feet to 16 feet, which were handled by two men. By keeping the runway in good condition, two men were generally able to distribute the concrete, except on the lower floors, and when it was to be transported the full length of the building. The capacity of the carts was 6 cubic feet each. Concrete for the ninth floor was hoisted and placed at the rate of 15 cubic yards per hour. The plant used for constructing a five-story reinforced-concrete building, 117 feet by 200 feet, for the Locust Realty Company, by Moore & Company, Inc., is a good example of a centrally located plant. Near the center of the building is an elevator shaft, in which was constructed the framework for hoisting the concrete. Fig. 147 shows the arrangement of the plant, which is located in the basement and near the center of the building. The concrete mixer is located so that the concrete can be dumped directly into the hoisting bucket. The chute for receiving the materials being about 18 inches above the basement floor, it was therefore necessary to wheel the materials up an incline. An excavation was made below the level of the basement floor for the hoisting bucket. The mixing was done by a steam engine located on the same frame as the concrete mixer. The concrete was hoisted by a hoisting engine which was located about twenty feet from the shaft.

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