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Jim Hubbell
05-04-2004, 05:02 PM
We are in the process of moving into our new shop. The shop has in-floor hyd. heat. I have made 6x6x1/4 in. plate pads with studs for mounting the brake and shear. What I wonder is how to best fasten the the pads to the concrete floor. Maybe silicone adhesive or builders glue? I would like to hear how others have done this.
Thank you in advance.

05-04-2004, 06:16 PM
If you're going to use silicon , consider shoo goo instead, it's tougher.

05-04-2004, 10:19 PM
At the local automotive supply they have ultra black silicone in cualk gun sized tubes.I mounted an air compressor(15hp)by degreasing the floor with laquer thinner and did the same to the pads on the compressor,I wove on a thick bead of silicone and lowered the compressor down.Let it cure over the weekend.Fifteen years later we went to move the compressor,I pried,pulled and tugged,no dice,I had to get a long blade in a sawz-all to cut through before I could move it.

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05-04-2004, 10:34 PM
Urethane winshield adheasive is even better! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

05-04-2004, 11:34 PM
Go to your local hardware store and get the right adhesive. I've used Bulldog Grip PLPremium, it works very well for bonding to concrete.

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05-04-2004, 11:52 PM
Ken,geez!He's not testing explosives http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Could withstand a nuclear attack thou http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

05-05-2004, 12:44 AM
Fly strips. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

05-05-2004, 01:30 PM
You may never see any pros and cons in your choice of material for that. It might be just as convenient to use two sided tape. Or bubblegum. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif