«Previous    Next»
Concrete Groover Works On Wet Cement
You can make grooves in wet cement and avoid the expense of hiring someone to make the grooves later with this concrete groover that screws on in place of the smooth blade on any concrete finishing handle.
  The groover was invented by Russ Dial of Firth, Idaho. It's made from 14-ga. metal and is 40 in. wide. The underside has runners that make 5/8-in. deep grooves spaced 4 1/2 in. apart. The unit comes with a base bracket and threaded end to fit extension poles. It weighs 12 lbs.
  When you're done using the groover, you can put the finishing handle's flat blade back on and use it to smooth the surface.
  "It makes nice, uniform grooves that will last as long as the concrete," says Dial's wife Linda. "My husband is a dairy feedlot building contractor and uses it every day that he pours concrete. He wanted something to put grooves in the concrete while it was still wet, instead of having to pay someone to come back and do the job later. The grooves won't get scraped off over time like other rough finishes that end up smooth over time. He and our son made about 100 units four or five years ago. We now have only 22 left."
  She says concrete has become very expensive so farmers are looking for ways to save money.  "Some people in our area have built their own concrete groovers by wrapping studded metal around a piece of wood. However, such units don't last very long because the concrete will eat the metal and wood right up. The 4-year-old model my husband is using still works good. Also, this unit produces a very uniform groove."
  Sells for $69 including S&H in the lower 48 states. Call for shipping to Canada.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, RDC CO LLC, 704 N Hwy. 91, Firth, Idaho 83236 (ph 877 346-6545; rdcco@msn.com).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2006 - Volume #30, Issue #5