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Battery of Grout Pumps

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Battery of Grout Pumps
Description This is a battery of grout pumps working outside during the spring of 1939. Grout is a very thin mixture of neat cement and water. It is forced under great pressure into other intersticed rock crevices and seams thru grout holes drilled into the bedrock, thus sealing off any leakage and rendering the mass monolithic. Before grouting these holes are washed free of any clay, or other washable material, by means of alternate jets of air and water, and then tested with clean water under... After the concrete had cooled and shrunk to its final shape workers grouted the contraction joints between the blocks. Each joint measured roughly 3/32 of an inch and 19,480 barrels of bulk cement were used to grout the contraction joints. (Clifford R. Koester. A History of the Columbia Basin Project vol. II, 168-9)
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Construction equipment--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Grouting--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Grouting
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p170.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1020
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 170)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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