concrete vibrator - Fine Homebuilding
previous
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Cut and Assemble Dryer Duct
    Cut and Assemble Dryer Duct
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Cut Drywall Without a Square
    Cut Drywall Without a Square
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
next
Reader Quick Tips


concrete vibrator

comments (0) February 8th, 2012 in Project Gallery
Noecom Noecom, member


This tool uses any 3/8" (chuck) drill and a length of rebar #3 or #4. Cut rebar to comfortable length allowing insertion to the full depth of the form or trench. Put a little wiggle in one end. Insert the unbent end into the drill. Running the drill with rebar attached inserted into the form causes the wiggled end to bang against the forms. The effect is to cause the forms and rebar to vibrate slightly allowing the concrete to clear obstructions and fill the forms. A variable speed drill allows more control than attainable with fixed speed drill. As can be imagined the drill works hard but does the job.


posted in: Project Gallery, foundations

Comments (0)

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.