Thread: Epoxy Floors

  1. #1
    Some Guy

    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    I don't know but I here laughing.
    Posts
    1,001

    Default Epoxy Floors

    Does any one in "snow" area have epoxy floors in their bay area? If so What do you do about tire chains. Yes, we have on-spots. We are more concerned about when the snow gets deep and we have to put the big chains on. I have seen one station use rubber mats. Any ideas?
    This space for rent

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,017

    Default

    We use rubber mats when the tires get chained. They do protect the epoxy floor, but require constant adjustment as they slide a little each time the vehicles drive over them.
    -------------------
    "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
    -----------------------------------------------
    Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    MalahatTwo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
    Posts
    12,837

    Default

    Dont ya just HATE it when your rubber mat slides up?

    Our station has concrete floors.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    fftrainer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 1999
    Location
    Northern, NJ
    Posts
    889

    Default

    We use only on-spots and they don't come on until we're out the door.

    Any advice from the manufacturer/installer of the floor?

  5. #5
    Some Guy

    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    I don't know but I here laughing.
    Posts
    1,001

    Default

    Any advice from the manufacturer/installer of the floor?
    No. Thats the problem.

    Ken,
    Is it a long roll? or a bunch of mats put together? The floor that they are puting down is a bit gritty do maybe that might give it a little more grip
    This space for rent

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,017

    Default

    The station with the mats is 2 bays, about 80 feet deep. We use 8 mats, 4 per side, 2 deep. The movement of the mats is due to water getting between the floor and mats and the drivers stopping a little too quick. They move an inch or so at a time, but after 5 or 6 runs, they are out of place or bunched up.

    The floor is epoxy with a pretty good grit. We usually leave the mats down from the first snow until sometime in March.
    -------------------
    "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
    -----------------------------------------------
    Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber
    mcaldwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Panorama, British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    3,022

    Default

    A local dept just reno'd thier hall and added a twin-bay pull-through addition 80 feet deep as well. They use two long rubber runners for each bay, full length (or perhaps two sections each side, but it is continuous rubber door to door).

    I don't think they have a big problem with movement.
    Never argue with an Idiot. They drag you down to their level, and then beat you with experience!

    IACOJ

  8. #8
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    22

    Default

    how about epoxy floors in general?
    wear, etc?
    thinking about it at my dept, but i am very skeptical b/c the USAF has spent ALOT of money on it only to turn to crap in a few years or months for do-it-yerself projects
    E.

  9. #9
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    81

    Default

    We have nice new epoxy flooring but our trucks dont use the tire chains that wrap around the tires. They ahve these built in motorized devices near the tires that when turned on by the chaeuffer spin chain around under the tires. It its the same exact thing for the most part as having chains around the tires. Sort of like how a tank tread works. The chains lay out a track for the tires to basically roll on, and keeps repeating the process.

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Rescue101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Bridgton,Me USA
    Posts
    8,162

    Default

    I'd be willing to bet the only "motorized" part of your chains are the air cylinder or electric motor that puts them down.The action of the wheel catching and flinging the chain sections is what turns them.We haven't chained a rig in over twenty years now.If a forty thousand pound rig won't move in upwards of 20" of snow it's time to look at your rear tire design.We use an aggressive rear year 'round and haven't had any problems going to date.For the REAL nasty spots we use a 5T 6x6 but of late we don't get the snow we used to either.I HATE chains,they're short life and have a tendency to tear your rig up when they break which happens with regularity.The "On-spots"seem to be more reliable for our current operating conditions and a LOT easier on the fenderwells. T.C.

  11. #11
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    81

    Default

    yea the piston things, thats what he have.

  12. #12
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    1,214

    Default

    Sheets of 1/2" plywood

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. World Of Fire Report: 06-20-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-21-2004, 09:29 PM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 03-03-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2004, 07:42 AM
  3. World Of Fire Report: 02-24-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-25-2004, 07:45 AM
  4. World Of Fire Report: 02-18-04
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-19-2004, 11:56 PM
  5. "Epoxy" Engine Room Floors
    By wrongWAY in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-27-2001, 05:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register