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    https://www.anchorsystems.co.uk/products/...

    https://www.anchorsystems.co.uk/products/
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    I have used these anchors to successfully anchor stuff in this situation. It won't work if there is rock under the mud...
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    Georgina, you need to check with your software...

    Georgina, you need to check with your software supplier or Autocad themselves that this is possible. I am still on a maintenance agreement with Autodesk because it is cheaper than subscription but...
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    I'm sorry that you find my explanation of the...

    I'm sorry that you find my explanation of the words 'tripod effect' to be a load of drivel Phil. I'm not sure how else I could have put it but I'll try to explain better next time someone has a...
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    M I understand what you mean and I think that it...

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    I understand what you mean and I think that it is probably one of those things that we used to call good practice. If the double is fitted to the ledger and is a little loose, the ledger can...
  5. Thread: 7 day inspections

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    CISRS document CAP 609 is fairly clear but...

    CISRS document CAP 609 is fairly clear but because there are now separate basic and advanced inspection cards available which changes things a bit, the casual Health & Safety person probably hasn't...
  6. Thread: Black steel

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    Ok Phil, will do.

    Ok Phil, will do.
  7. Thread: Black steel

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    That's interesting. EN 12811-1:2003 says that...

    That's interesting. EN 12811-1:2003 says that materials should comply with EN 12811-2. I don't have the latest version of this latter one but the draft I have says that corrosion protection can be...
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    The data presented in TG20 tables 5.10 does not...

    The data presented in TG20 tables 5.10 does not quite support what the text suggests and although they quote 1.65 as a global safety factor, we are probably better to just use the figures from the...
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    No, you are not correct. If you are using...

    No, you are not correct. If you are using permissible capacities of components (eg tables 5.10) to check that the loads applied to the components don't overload them the input is purely the dead and...
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    All that they have done is to lay out the things...

    All that they have done is to lay out the things that you should take into account when you design temporary roofs if you decide to or have to follow the current codes of practice (which have been...
  11. Is that the right way round or is the picture I...

    Is that the right way round or is the picture I have from this wrong? Isn't a shallower angle better?
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    Yes, do what Alan says if you want to make money...

    Yes, do what Alan says if you want to make money out of your idea. Don't share it with anyone other than a patent attorney. You can find them through an internet search. Getting your idea...
  13. Thread: Readyloks

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    That could be the start of an interesting...

    That could be the start of an interesting discussion. The way some company's rules are written, you don't have a choice about whether or not to have an engineer. The engineer may have little real...
  14. Thread: System Scaffolders

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    If this is true then they must fail the vertical...

    If this is true then they must fail the vertical load requirements for guardrails and should not be used for this purpose - is that correct?
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    Yep, I have a little black book with the names of...

    Yep, I have a little black book with the names of main contractor's temporary works engineers in it which I used when I needed to decide whether I was going to bother doing a job or leave it to...
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    The 'explanation' about c prob is third hand to...

    The 'explanation' about c prob is third hand to me but was apparently "it's been very windy recently"

    If individual companies (& even sites) are going to start putting more onerous requirements...
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    Vinci Taylor Woodrow

    I heard that they will not accept Readylock designs in accordance with TG20 unless a 3D frame analysis has been done for them and also insist that you can't use any factor other than 1 for c prob...
  18. Thread: A new one on me

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    3 years late as usual?

    3 years late as usual?
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    I have just heard from the highest authority that...

    I have just heard from the highest authority that Willmott Dixon do not require short tubes to be used unless the scaffold is immediately adjacent to railway lines or in similar locations. It is...
  20. Thread: Reveal tie jacks

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    Rotamead in Essex or Presco in Walsall?

    Rotamead in Essex or Presco in Walsall?
  21. Thread: Manual handling

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    So a sway brace is a 2 man lift and carry? I...

    So a sway brace is a 2 man lift and carry?

    I wonder what they are basing the 10' limit on in terms of weight. There are a lot of things on site that are heavier than a 10' tube (including 3m...
  22. Thread: Manual handling

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    Just price it on the basis that they supply a...

    Just price it on the basis that they supply a crane for lifting every 21 into position and that the crane can lift at least 150 individual tubes per hour. Then bury that in the small print of your...
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    Interesting comment there by Simian risk -...

    Interesting comment there by Simian risk - 'Scaffolding which has been erected correctly should withstand the strongest of winds'. And there was I thinking that I designed structures to achieve an...
  24. Look at the scaffold for goodness sake. With the...

    Look at the scaffold for goodness sake. With the access equipment they had sitting on the street I'm surprised that they took nearly 3 hours - I suspect that most of the time was spent ringing round...
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    So it did - what a mistake to make! Shouldn't...

    So it did - what a mistake to make! Shouldn't take more than an hour to fix though.
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