Traditional manual means for leveling concrete mortar to obtain a screed are inefficient, require a lot of time and a lot of physical effort. The purchase of appropriate factory-made equipment is associated with significant cash costs. To save the family budget, the rule can be made on the basis of an electric vibrator from available materials, and then all the above-mentioned difficulties associated with leveling the screed will disappear by themselves.
It will take
- electric vibrator – shifter;
- aluminum rectangular bar – a rule;
- steel strips of different thicknesses and lengths;
- bolts and nuts;
- a piece of round pipe;
- limiter guides;
- wooden handle;
- concrete mix.
Instruments: welding equipment, a hammer, a wheelbarrow with a cargo capacity, an electric drill, a construction trowel.
The process of manufacturing and using an electric vibration rule from available materials
The holder of the rule is a rigid steel strip with a second strip welded in the center transversely, bent by an arc, to which a piece of pipe is welded at the end, perpendicular to the rigid steel strip.
We weld two nuts along the edges to a rigid steel strip, into the inner ones we screw bolts. We weld plates transversely to the bolt heads for ease of rotation. We insert a wooden handle into the pipe and tighten the bolt thanks to the nut welded to the pipe to securely fix the handle in working position.
We place an aluminum rectangular bar two meters long with the central part and on the “edge” between the nuts and tighten with two bolts. We place the vibrator platform on one side of a rigid steel plate with threaded holes and securely fasten it to it with the help of bolts.
We lay limiter guides on the base, along which the aluminum beam will slide in the process of leveling the concrete mass, which we bring in portions with a wheelbarrow with a container and pre-level it with a construction trowel between the limiter guides.
We install an aluminum beam transversely on the guides, turn on the electric vibrator and level the surface of the concrete mix by moving the tool back and forth the required number of times. Moreover, the thickness of the concrete screed will be determined by the height of the guides. The mixture is laid and leveled in some portions, since the length of the handle is limited.
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