Clay tile liner?

Re: Clay tile liner?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:23 pm

nortcan wrote:Maybe a curious question but can you tell me what you mean by: ""fiber mesh""?


Nortcan, Certainly.

The "fiber mesh" is actually loose, chopped, synthetic fibers, about 3/4 inch long.

In the case of my shop floor, they used one bag per cubic yard of concrete and I was told that each bag has about one million pieces of fiber in it.

When the concrete mix is being put in the truck, the bags are thrown in, bag and all. During the mixing process the fibers (and the bag itself) get dispersed throughout the mix and are overlapping at many different angles, thus forming a mesh that helps prevent shrinkage cracks.

Having the mesh added to the concrete did not add much cost the job, but it certainly added to the finished product.

Paul
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Re: Clay tile liner?

PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:31 pm

Paul, does the fiber mesh replace the steel wire mesh? In other words, is it better than steel mesh or steel rods ( not shure to have the good words)?
Thanks for the answers
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Re: Clay tile liner?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:37 pm

Fiber mesh is in addition to rebar/wiremesh...
You can add all sorts of stuff to concrete to make it play nice...
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Re: Clay tile liner?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:48 pm

Nortcan, yes fiber mesh is better in some areas, when I ran slip form pavers for the cement co I used to work for we poured a lot of roads and curb with it. They say with steel wire mesh as it rusts it will swell and cause the concrete to crack but one thing I know is its a bitch to run though the machines and the wash down at the end of the pour was even worse because the fiber held it all together.
Paul,we used the wire to tie the Pex to so how did you hold it down so it would not float to the surface? Keepaeyeonit
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Re: Clay tile liner?

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:53 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Fiber mesh is in addition to rebar/wiremesh...
You can add all sorts of stuff to concrete to make it play nice...


Yes, I and my employee used wire mesh, to wire the radiant heat tubing to. Then the masonry contractor just had to remember to give it a tug upwards now and then to keep it near the middle of the pour.

The only rebar we needed with that floor were the chain pots. They had 18 inch rebar crosses welded to the bottoms of the pots which were just one foot long pieces of well casing sunk in the concrete, flush with the floor surface.

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