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JAN 2018

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44 JANUARY 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM Seay said. "But behind the factory, we could enter through the garage door, drive past the brewing machinery and assembly line they were setting up, and park adjacent to the restaurant." Feeling Tipsy Working from their General Motors Company (GMC) cargo van and 16-foot (4.9 m) box trailer, the crew unloaded their two HTC 800 planetary grinders. Unfortunately, the HTCs sat on the sideline at first; the floors were so uneven, the DCV crew couldn't risk using them. No one wants to tell the boss he just ruined a $2,000 set of diamond heads! "is was a bit tricky," said Landon Blanks, DCV co-owner who tackles most of the grinding chores. "e warehouse had three different pours of concrete over the years, and all of them were uneven where they met." To keep brewery patrons from feeling tipsy while walking, the crew ran their custom-built scarifier across uneven joints and junctions. ey then leaned on 4.5-inch (11.4 cm) DeWalt and Metabo angle grinders with dust shrouds to feather an additional 36 inches (91.4 cm) beyond the scarified zones to further hide the transitions. e crew then equipped their HTC 800s with 30/40-grit diamond heads and hit the floor. A lthough the scarifying and feathering had set them back, they knew better than to rush the grind. "With 30/40 grit, you have to keep RPMs down," said Blanks. " Typically, you buy a $45,000 grinder, look at a 9,000-square-foot [836.1 m²] project, and tell yourself you ought to be done in a couple of hours. It doesn't work like that. With coarse grit, you have to let the machine do the work. It's not self-propelled, but the action of the swirling blades moves Not only did the crew have to vie with other trades on site but also with rough concrete. The new pours were sufficient, but old concrete was uneven where the pours met. Improvements came first. Concrete Floor All marks used are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Henkel and its affiliates in the U.S. and elsewhere. ® = registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. © 2017 Henkel Corporation. All rights reserved. 800886 (8/17) To locate a Henkel Certified Applicator visit: or call 1-800-LOCTITE (562.8483) Whatever You Rebuild, Repair and Protect…. We have the Solution LOCTITE ® Protective Coatings and Compounds restore worn surfaces and extend the life of new and existing equipment. • Increase efficiency • Save costs by avoiding part replacement and reducing spare-part inventories • Protect parts against abrasion, erosion, chemical attack and corrosion Restore and Improve the Performance of: • Pumps • Chutes • Cyclones • Fans • Exhausters • Conveyors/Augers • Centrifuges • Dust Collectors Re ad e r In qui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a m /i n q0118

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