Fred Hopengarten K1VR 781/259-0088
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
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On Fri, 27 Aug 1999 09:47:11 -0300 "Carl A. Smidt" <email@example.com>
>I am about to pour about 5 cu yds of concrete into a roughly
>hole dug by hand in gravel soil, thus making it impossible to have the
>sides smooth vertically.
K1VR: I do not favor smooth vertical sides. If the soil ever became
"soupy", I can imagine concrete popping up like a cork coming out of a
bottle. Rough sides provide purchase. Better (purchase), faster (no
woodwork), cheaper (no woodwork).
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