Sat, 15 Jul 2000 06:14:57 -0500
You can test it.
Get two bricks, the kind without holes in them.
Mix a small batch of your grout
Spread it on the brick and place the other brick on top of the grout.
enough grout for about 3/8 inch separation between the bricks.
Allow a week to dry.
Now place the bricks on a wide flat, firm surface such as the street in
front of your house.
Get 6 of your neighbors to stand on the brick at the same time.
At the average weight of 180 lbs. this equated to about 1 ton over the
surface area of the brick.
Now have them rock gently back and forth to simulate wind loading.
Carefully observe the grout between the bricks.
if it starts to crumble than it's not strong enough for tower use.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Leaf" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2000 7:48 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Grout
> Hi Guys,
> Just wondering how tile grout would work. I have plenty left over from
> tiling my kitchen floor.
> 73, Aloha
> Ted Leaf, K6HI
> Kona, Hawaii
> Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 05:05:31 EDT
> From: K7LXC@aol.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grout
> In a message dated 12-07-00 4.23.31 Greenwich Standard Time,
> > Need some info on type of grout to use
> > under legs and around amchor bolts of free standing towers.
> Can this be
> > purchased at the local home builders stores ?
> Look in the yellow pages under Masonry Supplies or a
> building materials
> supplier. You're looking for non-shrink grout.
> I've also used the Home Depot type but it discolored after a
> year or two.
> Works okay but looks pretty grungy.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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