As A Matter Of Fact, I DO Know It All…

I just talked to a caller who had questions on our Reversible Drum Vac. Specifically, he wanted to know if it could be used to handle the slurry produced by a concrete saw. Now, I consider myself to be a little more handy than the average bear, and I’ve even used a concrete saw before. But, for the life of me, I couldn’t conjure up a recollection of the consistency of the slurry it produced…was it a thin, soupy silt, or was it a thick, heavy mud? Had I known it would be so important a couple of years down the road, I would have paid closer attention…but there I was, floundering for an answer.  I hate when that happens.

I take solace, though, in the number of times that I am indeed familiar with a particular situation, or at least one that’s similar enough to allow me to draw a good analogy. Chock up another point for the “jack of all trades, master on none,” I suppose. Well, maybe not ALL trades: I submit, for your viewing pleasure, one of my favorite Nike commercials of all time…this dates to about 1990, when a gifted athlete named Bo Jackson was making a name for himself on the baseball diamond as well as the football gridiron (but not, apparently, the hockey ice or the music stage):

I wish I could say that the caller went on to purchase a Reversible Drum Vac, but, based on our discussion, it sounded like we were talking about something closer to thick mud than a watery silt, so I pointed him towards a more suitable product that we, unfortunately, don’t offer.

Bearing in mind my commitment to a positive outlook, I’m pleased that I learned something today, even if it was only what the average consistency of concrete saw slurry is. And who knows, maybe in six months or so…

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
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