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  Custom Gunite Swimming Pools
Gunite is pneumatically applied concrete, which can achieve strengths of 6000 to 7000 PSI (cast in place concrete is usually 3000 to 3500 PSI).
Gunite's strength is the result of the dense packing of the material as it is sprayed, as well as the fact that a relatively small amount of water is required to hydrate the cement.
Gunite is uniquely desirable for pool construction because of its inherent strength as well as it's adaptability to unusual shapes.
www.nationalpools.com /Gunite.htm   (327 words)

 Gunite International: Application Procedure, Finish and Curing Gunite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If the surface to be gunited is heavily coated with foreign material or has ingrained dirt, it may be necessary to sand blast or wet sand blast the surface using the guniting machine with a specially designed nozzle for the purpose.
The nozzleman, after wetting down the immediate area to be gunited with a blast of compressed air and water, reduces the flow of water at the nozzle, while compressed air is maintained, signals for material.
When guniting in reinforced bars, the nozzle is held close to the bars and the nix hydrated sufficiently to keep the front of the bars clean.
www.gunnite.co.za /gunite-application.html   (872 words)

 Prestige Gunite - Commercial, industrial and residential gunite services - Swimming Pool specialists. Florida, USA.
Gunite is a mixture of sand, cement and water that is applied to a surface under significant pressure to bond tightly around the steel rebar.
Gunite is a dry mixture of sand and cement that is applied to a surface under high pressure using a compressor truck.
Gunite pools are considered the highest quality of all pool categories due to gunite's durability, flexibility of use for complex designs, and relatively smooth finish.
prestigegunite.com /facts.htm   (383 words)

 Welcome to Aquadam - Gunite Dams
Gunite is a concrete conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface.
The gunite shall be applied at a pressure of no less than 4 bars and the distance of the nozzle from the gunite surface shall be between 900mm and 1200mm to ensure sufficient compacting of the gunite.
The gunite shall be initially applied to the floor of the reservoir, until the reinforcement has been covered, the coves and the sides shall then be shot.
www.aquadam.co.za /gunite.htm   (1167 words)

 Gunite Corporation, Docket No. 98-1986 & 98-1987
Gunite’s argument that the three silicosis cases were not shown to have resulted from occupational exposure at its facility does not diminish the probative value of this evidence in determining willfulness.
The Secretary argues that the judge’s penalty assessment was not commensurate with the gravity of the violation and Gunite’s recalcitrance.
Gunite’s assertion is therefore rejected, and I find that the five employees monitored by IH Evans and by Milosch were exposed to respirable silica in excess of the PEL in violation of 29 C.F.R. 1910.1000(c).
www.oshrc.gov /decisions/html_2004/98-1986.html   (6745 words)

 Process: Excavation, Structural Steel, and Gunite
Throughout the gunite shell is a grid of #3 or #4 steel reinforcement rods tied form 6" to 12" on center.
Gunite is a mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool.
Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added separately at the nozzle.
www.southshoregunitepools.com /process/steel_gunite.htm   (494 words)

 Gunite International: Properties of Gunite, Material and Equipment and Water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gunite consists of fine graded aggregate ideally containing not over 6% moisture, mixed with cement in specified ratio and projected pneumatically by compressed air through a fine rubber hose at high velocity, attaining final hydration or wetting just before being ejected from specially designed nozzles.
The guniter at start up, automatically and continuously picks up and presents a metered amount of mix to the pressurised air stream through a series of chambers which are, as they resolve, sealed off from the rubber seal pads.
Selection of aggregates for gunite depends on the type of work to be done and the finish desired.
www.gunnite.co.za /gunite-properties.html   (524 words)

 Shotcrete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shotcrete and gunite are two commonly used terms for sprayed concrete.
Gunite refers only to the dry-mix process, in which the dry cementitious mixture is blown through a hose to the nozzle, where the water is injected immediately prior to application.
Gunite was the original term coined by Akeley, and trademarked in 1909, patented in North Carolina.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gunite   (506 words)

 What is gunite?
Gunite is a dry mixture of cement and aggregate that is combined with water at the nozzle, as it is sprayed through a gun at high pressure.
In foundation repairs, gunite can be shot directly over damaged, cracked concrete and crumbling rubble walls, leaving a smooth, even surface.
Like gunite, it is sprayed with a gun, but shotcrete uses wet, ready-mixed concrete, which sags when applied to vertical or overhead surfaces (1 — 3+ slump).
www.a1gunite.com /gunite.htm   (139 words)

 North County Gunite & Shotcrete About Us
Originally, North County Gunite performed the majority of it's work using gunite.Which as described in the Gunite vs Shotcrete page is a mixture of sand and cement pushed through a hose dry, mixing with water at the nozzle tip.
Gunite was used in swimming pool construction and ditch linings where 2,000 psi was all that was required.
In November of 1998 North County Gunite switched 100% of its operations to shotcrete due to the inability to consistently achieve 2,000 psi with gunite.
www.northcountygunite.com /aboutus.htm   (429 words)

 Gunite Swimming Pools Guide - Swimming Pools 101
Gunite and concrete pools both require a framing wall that can be constructed of strong materials such as reinforced concrete or steel.
Gunite is a concrete mix that is sprayed on the surface of the pool's walls and floor.
Gunite pools are an expensive choice for an inground pool as they are labor intensive, require proper equipment and a skilled person to apply the gunite.
www.swimmingpools101.com /gunite-pools.aspx   (367 words)

 Boise Idaho Pools | Custom Pools and Patio
Gunite pools are often seen in commercial applications; many private homeowners, however, also choose gunite pools for their flexibility since they can be built in any shape.
The gunite is blasted into the pool shell from a hose that resembles those that firefighters use.
The gunite is shot into the rebar structure, forming a well-supported shell.
www.custompoolsandpatio.com /gunite.htm   (332 words)

 South Shore Gunite Pools Photo Gallery: Process and Construction
Steel: The steel structure is the backbone of the gunite shell; in-floor plumbing will be in place at this point.
Gunite: Shotcrete is a proven and time tested concrete application technique that has been practiced for over one hundred years and has not needed modified for fourty years.
Wet Edge Technologies SSG is introducing three new interior finishes for 2006 that include a color quartz that is smooth as plaster, a exposed aggregate with a polished finish, and a traditional exposed aggregate.
www.southshoregunitepools.com /gallery/index.htm   (508 words)

 Aquatic Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gunite: a mixture of sand, cement and water pneumatically applied by means of a gun, which is operated by compressed air.
Wetcrete: concrete that is delivered in a wet state in which the material is mixed in a central mixer and then transported through a hose and pneumatically applied.
Higher Strength: Due to the lower water requirements of gunite applied concrete, its compressive strength is in excess of 5000 psi as compared to 3000 psi for normal "wetcrete"
www.aquaticfun.com /gunite.html   (232 words)

 Gunite Pools
Gunite pools (also known as plaster, or shotcrete pools) are the highest quality pools available.
Gunite is pumped completely dry under extremely high pressure, and is mixed with a very small amount of water at the nozzle of a high pressure hose.
Gunite pools have a finished beauty that can withstand broken glass, swimming dogs, harsh winters, and years of heavy use.
cyboard.com /bus/LukeJon/gunite.html   (285 words)

 Concrete Repair & Installation using Gunite
Gunite is the application of a dry sand/cement mixture by spray onto a surface, the Gunite equipment being a machine operated by compressed air and the cement material is delivered through a rubber hose to the nozzle tip where water is added.
The benefits of Gunite is the distance the material can be conveyed by the delivery hose is far greater as compared to Shotcrete where the wet concrete is to be pumped by a concrete pump machine to the nozzle tip where air is injected to provide the spray.
The use of Gunite also allows the material be placed in the overhead position such as tunnels and underground shafts.
www.gunite.com.au   (258 words)

 Gunite International
Variable speeds of feed are standard to suit the output of guniter being used.
We offer a robotic guniting nozzle that is driven by Air or Hydraulic and mounted on a chassis for track or solid rubber wheels.
Gunite machines can be hired on a daily or monthly contract period.
www.index.co.za /gunite   (220 words)

 Gunite...Superior Quality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gunite is a time-proven process that provides the strongest, most durable, most trouble free pool structure available.
Although it is not visible when the pool is finished, the gunite structural shell is one of the most critical components of the pool.
With gunite, dazzling Water Features can be added, creating not only a beautiful pool, but also a backyard perfect for relaxing or entertaining.
www.memphispool.com /gunite/superior/superior.htm   (224 words)

 Welcome to Prestige Gunite of California
If you want the ultimate in terms of flexibility, you want a Gunite Pool What separates a Gunite Pool from one that is built with a prefabricated fiberglass liner is flexibility.
In addition, a Gunite Pool can easily be designed to accommodate a wide variety of "extras" such as a spa, a waterfall, or customized lighting.
With a Gunite Pool the pool can be designed to fit into your landscaping and home look naturally.
www.prestigeguniteofca.com   (164 words)

 Gunite construction drainage membrane - Gunite pools
The Gunite delivery hose attached to the Gunite nozzle is mostly filled with high air pressure.
Gunite is strong, dense and highly resistant to different types of weather as well as some forms of chemical attack.
When Gunite is sprayed onto a surface, there is generally a wire mesh material there to accept and help bold the Gunite.
www.shotcretedrainagestructuresmembranes.com /page2.html   (448 words)

 Gunite Supply and Equipment, Gunite Equipment, Shotcrete Equipment, Concrete Pumps, Shotcrete Pumps, Gunite Machines, ...
Gunite Supply and Equipment is a primary manufacturer and distributor of gunite and shotcrete equipment, accessories and supplies for the construction and mining industries worldwide.
Specialty applications include: gunite material placement and finishing, pool building, concrete/shotcrete pumping, plaster/stucco spraying and finishing, pressure grouting and concrete restoration.
Gunite Equipment includes rotary gunite machines ("guns") and batch plants.
www.gunitesupply.com   (281 words)

 Gunite & Shotcrete applications for the Construction Industry
Gunite and Shotcrete construction methods have contributed a great deal to the Construction industry - an example can be seen in the lining of subterranean reservoirs.
Another area of concern where Gunite provides excellent value is in soil erosion control to protect valuable property from the destructive effects of erosion by wave action, winds or surface water.
A Gunite Blanket can be installed to surface grades and existing contours.
www.gunite.com.au /construction.html   (172 words)

 Gunite tanks cleaned out at Oak Ridge Reservation
The Gunite and Associated Tanks (GAATs) were constructed in the 1940s as underground tanks to collect, neutralize, store, and transfer liquid radioactive and/or hazardous waste generated by routine facility operations.
Chunks of gunite were falling from the walls, exposing the wire mesh used in the construction process.
All equipment and modifications were demonstrated in a nonradioactive environment before deployment in the gunite tanks to enable the team to check for any operational glitches before contaminating the equipment.
www.p2pays.org /ref/14/0_initiatives/init/spring01/gaat.htm   (2129 words)

Gunite (premixed concrete) is sprayed into your pool through a hose under pressure.
It is necessary for you to water cure your Gunite to slow the drying time down.
The Gunite shell needs to cure for 3-4 days before we can proceed with construction.
www.waterworksoftexas.com /gunite.htm   (243 words)

 Prestige Gunite - Concrete Pool plastering - repair and installation using Gunite. Based in West Palm Beach serving ...
Prestige Gunite Pool Plastering has come to stand for quality and professional craftsmanship by setting new standards for the entire state.
Gunite is cement and sand sprayed mixed together onto contoured and supported surfaces.
Concrete- in the form of ready mix, mobil mix or marcite - is used for pool resurfacing, finishing, refinishing and remodeling of pools, fountains, spas and hot tubs.
prestigegunite.com   (216 words)

 A taken-for-granted tough guy perspective
Gunite is concrete sprayed from a hose onto a steel mesh.
He achieves this through the street-level eyes of a dozen gunite men, most of whom have single names or no names at all, scant pasts and no discernible futures but who stand out as vivid individuals against the gray background they are endlessly building.
As the gunite men lose their fingers in cement mixers, fall through floors or impale themselves on rebar, we avert our eyes.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/19/RVGHKH6LVJ1.DTL   (818 words)

 Gunite swimming pools - shotcrete construction membrane
The only major difference between Shotcrete pools and Gunite pools are that Gunite pools are sprayed using the dry mix method while Shotcrete pools are sprayed using the wet mix method.
Gunite pools are far superior to poured concrete pools in that Gunite pools can be any shape you desire and are usually cheaper to build.
When spraying Gunite for Gunite pools there is generally a wire mesh material there to accept and help bold the Gunite.
www.shotcretedrainagestructuresmembranes.com /page3.html   (549 words)

 Shotcrete vs. Gunite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Gunite" is a trade name for "dry gunned" concrete, invented and patented by a North Carolina man. The term "gunite" has been used so much that, to most people, it means spray applied concrete.
People often talk about a gunite pool -- meaning a concrete pool where the concrete is pneumatically applied or sprayed in place using air pressure.
Rebound, or the waste created by sprayed concrete falling to the floor, is usually half as much for shotcrete as compared to gunite.
www.monolithic.com /construction/shotcrete_gunite   (493 words)

 Welcome to Gunite Corporation
For more than 70 years, Gunite has provided innovative and reliable wheel-end components for the trucking industry.
Continuous evaluation and modification of design, development, and manufacture of parts and equipment are essential in meeting the ever-evolving demands of class 5 through 8 trucks and trailers.
Today, Gunite continues to be a leader in the heavy duty industry with new products based on innovations in metallurgy, product design, testing, and manufacturing.
www.gunite.com   (100 words)

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