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It is often advisable to plan column forms so that they can be stripped without disturbing the forms for the beams and girders. For easier stripping, forms can be coated with special oils. These are not always effective, however, and a number of coating compounds that work well have been developed over the years. These compounds reduce the damage to concrete when stripping is difficult or perhaps carelessly done. The use of these coatings reduces the importance of wetting formwork before placing concrete.

A sagging plank can cause a person to become unbalanced and fall. The New York extension trestle has a special locking device that holds the middle ladder in such a way as to eliminate all wobble. This device is so designed that any weight applied on the ladder will 48 Chapter 4 Figure 4-7 Heavy-duty extension trestle. (Courtesy of Waco Scaffolding and Equipment) STINSON PLANK ORDINARY PLANK Figure 4-8 The plank makes a difference. (Courtesy of Waco Scaffolding and Equipment) increase the grip on the lock.

However, if size and spacing are limited by economics, the tie-spacing limit is generally considered 36 inches, with 27 to 30 inches preferred. Many tie styles make it necessary to place spreaders in the forms to keep the two sides of the form from being drawn together. Generally, spreaders should be removed so that they are not buried in the concrete. Traditional spreaders are quite good and are readily removed. Figure 3-9 shows how wood spreaders are placed and how they are removed. Several styles of spreaders can be combined with ties.

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