How to Choose a Grout Vibrator Troy NY

Using a puddling stick to consolidate grout is no longer acceptable in most building codes. Changing codes now require that grout pours greater than 12 inches be both consolidated and reconsolidated by mechanical vibration in Troy.

Local Companies

Dbl Masonry
(518) 577-2186
26b College View Dr
Albany, NY
Nys Concrete Masonry Assoc
(518) 464-1806
6 Airline Dr Ste 102
Albany, NY
Chimney Wizards
(518) 427-7603
100 Lark St
Albany, NY
Kneeland Constr Co
(518) 452-7320
25 Corporate Cir Ste 3
Albany, NY
Pcc Contracting Inc
(518) 785-8000
600 Troy Schenectady Rd
Albany, NY
Colonie Masonry Corp Of Albany Inc
(518) 370-2471
1971 Western Ave # 231
Albany, NY
Di Pace Masonry Inc
(518) 459-1834
1 Kneeland St
Albany, NY
Tompkins Masonry Corp
(518) 465-1621
210 Sheridan Ave
Albany, NY
Ipek Z & Sons Inc
(518) 371-2544
7 Railroad Ave
Albany, NY
Mauriello Construction
(518) 283-5321
6 Bentley Ave
Albany, NY

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: April 1, 1992

By John A. Koski

Using a puddling stick to consolidate grout is no longer acceptable in most building codes. Changing codes now require that grout pours greater than 12 inches be both consolidated and reconsolidated by mechanical vibration. Grout vibrators achieve their vibratory motion by means of an eccentric in the head. The head is connected by a flexible shaft to a power source. The head, shaft, and power source are the three main components of a grout vibrator.

POWER SOURCE

Most grout vibrators are powered by a gasoline engine or electric motor. Electric vibrators have an advantage in that they are compact, lightweight, and require little maintenance. Vibrators powered by gasoline engines are ideal for projects whereelectricity is not available.

SHAFT LENGTH

The shaft transfers power from the engine or motor to the head. To determine the best shaft length for a job, first determine the height of the lift. Add to this 1 foot for succeeding lifts. Finally add 4 feet so that the vibrator operator will be able to work comfortably from a standing position.

HEAD DIAMETER

The diameter of the head must be small enough to fit into the limited space found in the cores of masonry units and in the restricted spaces in cavity walls.

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

A grout vibrator should be rugged in design so that it can withstand rough handling.

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