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trench shoring

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by shadow2, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. shadow2

    shadow2 Well-Known Member

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    we are just getting into doing sewer and water hook ups below 5 feet and i'm trying to figure out what is the best trench shoring system.

    we need a system that can be configure to a verity of trenches and piping jobs
     
  2. nowing75

    nowing75 Senior Member

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    Have you talked to a local supplyer? Our local cat dealer has a shoring division. Might want to talk to them. We have purchased some used from them. We also use a hydraulic shoring system.
     
  3. Aliate

    Aliate Senior Member

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    Speed shoring
     
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  4. Jimothy

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    Apparently there’s like three companies near us that all use wood “lagging” I believe is the term? But because they work in old neighborhoods and don’t know what to expect they just bring tons of wood beams with them and customize there shoring as they go along finding old sewers and utilities. Has its limitations but gets the job done for them, we basically use steel plates whenever we can’t figure something out but I do believe u need engineer sign offs for some of the stuff we’re doing.
     
  5. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

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    We have a trench box that's steel and the excavator drags it along. Not sure what the manufacture is. It was built in the 60s. Never gets used unless they can't bench it, or it's sandy material. Note the date on this thread was 2015.
     
  6. hvy 1ton

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    If you only need shoring for tie-ins a 4 sided modular box is the way to go. Poly shoring sheets and hydraulic spreaders work great for general trenching. The spreaders aren't cheap though.
     
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    Zewnten Well-Known Member

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    Some places rent it. Would be a g ood way to try out some styles or buy one type and rent different ones for the non standard jobs.
     
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  9. CM1995

    CM1995 Administrator

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    Those build a box's are nice for tight cluttered excavations.

    We rent from a national company that has a branch here.
     
  10. skyking1

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    United Rentals Trench safety is a block down the road from the shop, but the last few years I get everything from DP Nicoli. They are consistently better on price for us.
     
  11. CM1995

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    We National Trench Safety. If they don't have a specialty box locally they can get it from Atlanta in a day.