Removing stone from Basement


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Old 08-03-22, 10:35 AM
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Removing stone from Basement

Hey folks,

Kind of stuck here and looking for some opinions. I'm working in a basement that has too much stone and I need to remove a sh#t ton but the issue is the framing has all been done and we are manually loading buckets, climbing a ladder and dumping it out the cold cellar.
I rented a slinger but theres no way of getting it down there.
Any ideas to get the slinger down there or perhaps an easier way!



 

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Old 08-03-22, 11:47 AM
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Are the wheels and the wheel support frame bolted to the conveyor frame? If so I'd unbolt the wheels and shove the conveyor through a window.

Once I built a ramp inside up to the window. I took an old wheelbarrow body and put skis on the bottom. I'd load the wheelbarrow body in the basement then used a winch to pull it up the ramp to outside. You could probably use a piece of equipment or a truck to do the pulling.

As a last resort you could get some day workers or people willing to work an hour or two for beer. But, that is risky and could be more trouble than it's worth.
 
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PilotDane - Day workers? I don't think they exist any more. There are none around here. They are all standing on street corners begging.
 
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Well, based on the images, seems to me that if you twist the 'scoop' 45 it should fit through one of the windows, so can use the conveyor.
You MIGHT have to elevate the scoop in the basement on pallets to get the conveyor slope workable, but that would only require a ramp for wheelbarrows to get to the right height to tip gravel into the feed chute.



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If the "scoop" won't fit through the window and is bolted on--remove it and reinstall in the basement after inserting conveyor through window.

Any available opening upstairs that would allow you to run the conveyor up the stairs?
 
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Thank you very much for your advice. I think I'm just going to have to find some labourers but like you said, they're hard to come by. Everyone wants money but they don't want to work for it!

Cheers!
 
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Removing and Leveling 3/4 crushed stone in basement

Hey folks,

I'm looking for some advice on leveling and removing some stone from the basement.
Clients are adding radiant floor heating and I need to remove 3 1/2 inches of stone from the top of the footing. What is the ideal way to finish this?




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Old 08-06-22, 10:10 PM
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What is the ideal way to finish this?
Finish what ?

Removing the rocks...... shovels and buckets.
Leveling.... use steel rakes.
​​​​​​​Compacting the rock would probably be a good idea.

You'll need insulation and a mat for the radiant heat.
This will be hydronic heat ?
 
 

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