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Posted by Dustin Andrews on September 21, 2014 at 1:39pm 3 Comments

I am new to the forum, not so new to BLUE.....I hope to share my experience in the trade and appreciate the opportunity to learn from yours. I am a concrete junkie and BLUE is our number one source for performance products. Some of you know my…





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James McGregor replied to James McGregor's discussion Loadings for Cool and Warm grey
"Thanks Phillip! That is good to hear about the reformulation. While I like some of the charcoal…"
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"James,  At the beginning of the year, both the warm and cool were reformulated to reduce…"
Jon Schuler replied to Jon Schuler's discussion ECC mixing from Down Under
"I am adding the Acrylics to the water first, or loading them in a way in which the fibers are…"
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Loadings for Cool and Warm grey

Started by James McGregor in In the Beginning. Last reply by James McGregor 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

I was hoping that Phillip would chime in on this one.I know that both  the Warm Grey and the Cool Grey pre blended pigments use Vg1007, or Carbon Black. Can you give me an idea of what percent loading each of them contain?What would be the maximum…Continue

ECC mixing from Down Under

Started by Jon Schuler in Mix Design. Last reply by Jon Schuler yesterday. 8 Replies

I wanted to share some insight I received from the Aussies at EPIC.  Working with them over the week at EPIC they opened my eyes even further to the versatility of the ECC mix and the ease of mixing.  "Jon we just throw it all in and mix it up", is…Continue

Cabinet Doors

Started by John Bass in In the Beginning. Last reply by mark melonas on Monday. 15 Replies

Anyone have any luck casting cabinet doors and using knockouts for the round style hinges.

Trapped moisture

Started by Tony Thocker in Reactive Sealing. Last reply by Ian Wyndlow Feb 3. 6 Replies

 I recently completed a project using ICT. Everything seemed to lock up pretty nicely. Installed in clients house and a week after install she put a towel down and dried some dishes. Some of the water got trapped under the towel for a few hours and…Continue

Plumbing Code Nightmare

Started by Pete Peacock in Specifications. Last reply by Ian Wyndlow Feb 3. 13 Replies

Hello All, we have recently been contacted by our new Colorado state plumbing inspector who has informed us that we will no longer be able to make sinks/shower pans without third party certification....after some research I have found we can apply…Continue

Material handling

Started by Matt Warnecke in Equipment. Last reply by Dustin Cathey Jan 10. 7 Replies

Does anyone know if scissor clamps will lift a horizontal slab or must it be…Continue


Started by mark melonas in Equipment Jan 8. 0 Replies

Hey Pals,Over the years interest in glass aggregate concrete has come and gone with fashion and individual clients. What has remained the same is that it's a real pain in the glass to find, get and deal with the glass; it's expensive, the companies…Continue

Tags: recycled, terrazzo, aggregate, glass

ecc cream finish

Started by tony in In the Beginning. Last reply by tony Dec 26, 2015. 3 Replies

ecc flow able mix ,I keep getting modleling(dark areas). no fibers in the face coat,this is a cream finish, just hit it with a couple non woven pads.trying to get a monotone finish.not sure why I'm getting dark areas. I used no release on the mold,…Continue

How to properly acid wash?

Started by Emerson Garland in In the Beginning. Last reply by James McGregor Dec 23, 2015. 6 Replies

Hey there everyone, does anyone know of a good tutorial for how to acid wash before ICT? ie ratios, processes, application methods, how long to let the acid sit, etc?From what I've been able to find here, 30:1 I've gathered but it would be awesome…Continue

Tags: ICT, washing, Acid

DS301 Repair

Started by Judd Bogseth in Equipment. Last reply by James McGregor Dec 20, 2015. 6 Replies

Does anyone have any advice as to where to take a DS301 planetary polisher for repair/maintenance? I'm around the Omaha, NE area so I'm wondering, do I take it to a Fein dealer??? No idea where to begin looking here...?Thanks in advance!JB Continue

Tags: polisher, planetary, DS301


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1 Trapped moisture

Trapped moisture

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2 Cabinet Doors

Cabinet Doors

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3 Loadings for Cool and Warm grey

Loadings for Cool and Warm grey

Posted by James McGregor on February 10, 2016

4 ECC mixing from Down Under

ECC mixing from Down Under

Posted by Jon Schuler on November 4, 2015

5 Plumbing Code Nightmare

Plumbing Code Nightmare

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