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  1. I’m considering a 75kg Anyang power hammer for my shop. I know there are so many threads on here which talk about foundations and isolation pads, but there are so many variables, it seems impossible to have a one fits all solution. The Anyang is a one piece unit, which I would think is a bit more forgiving than having a seperate anvil, but then I’m not sure! We are very rural, but I have one neighbouring property, which is only about 50 meters away from the workshop. The couple who live there are not very forgiving about noise. Any noise. Last week whilst I was working in the shop, the guy shouted over and asked me if I could turn the radio down, as they could hear it in their house! Okay, it has a good base sound, but even so, he must have ears like a fruit bat. I obliged, but at the same time, I pondered my decision that is to have a power hammer within the coming year!!! The only option I can think of, other than having them “run out of town”, is to have a good isolation pad beneath the hammer. I realise that it will still be heard, but if I can at least stop the vibrations being transmitted through the ground, I’m sure I can argue the rest, as hell, we are on a rural 10 acre property, and we could be running heavy farm equipment if we so should wish. So, without having to sell a kidney to pay for design of a isolation pad, would any of you fine fellows know where I might get some good ballpark advice about what might be a sufficient type/mass of pad to be aiming for? I realise that when I dig out, I might need a water pump if the groundwater table is high, or, to pump out any ingress of water between the pad and the wall etc. But also a decent idea of how big this thing needs to be would be a great start. The 75kg is only a possibility, else I could even go with a 44kg hammer. I know the 44 doesnt need anything other than to sit on a standard workshop floor, but then I know ill have the same issue with the darn neighbours. So, ill have to try and isolate in any case I guess. A friend of mine runs a 15kg hammer, and his neighbours (who don’t mind) can hear it working, and they are maybe 80 mtrs away. That said, his is just sitting straight on the slab floor. Thanks in advance guys.
  2. Notes on the foundation concrete from Massey Hammers. Useful for any hammer concrete footings. Hope they are helpful for someone. Alan Massey Foundation Concrete Notes.pdf
  3. Hay guys, so I've kinda fabricated myself into a bit of a corner with my new toy. Just finished building myself a new style kinyon power hammer with a 125# head that's getting its paint job at the moment. I'll put a pic below of its unpainted self. My issue is the floor of my shop. The whole hammer weighs around 1400# according to my CAD sofware and was walking around while i was testing it out, and making a pair of damascus knives I had to rush for Christmas gifts. The obvious solution is to bolt it down which I intended to do. But now that the time for it has come I'm not so sure I want to, or can. The typical solution from what I've read is to cut a hole in the floor and dig a few feet down to pour a larger foundation for the hammer that's separate from the main floor. The problem, my shops floor has heat pipe running through it to keep it warm during the winter. The floor is about 6" deep but I'm sure that's not nearly enough. So far the best option me and my father have thought up would be to pour another cement pad roughly 48"x30"x10" that the hammer and sit up on and be bolted to. This would be a temporary solution as the hammer's final resting place will be under a large car port on the side of the shop that hasn't been built yet. But would this idea work very well? Would the floor have a problem with it? Would the pad just start sliding around with the hammer? Are there other options we've not come up with yet? Thanks for any input you guys can give Bren Leach Slyfox Forge
  4. Hi Everyone I am soon taking delivery of a new 15kg/C41 AIr Hammer. I have received the following guide (see photo) from the company with regards to installing a foundation but I have an issue with my landlord being fussy about me putting in a foundation. What else can I do? I want to ensure the hammer is secure yet does not crack the existing floor. It is not a very big hammer so does it need a foundation? Would a wooden base/block or maybe rubber matting work? Rich
  5. Well..almost, just some teasing pictures for now. 2.5'x3.5'x3' Hmm, offset or straight.. Need a bigger hammer.. I thought if I cut some grid lines I could break it up easy. Cutting concrete is awful though. Maybe 30min with the jackhammer My blue shop vac.. There is a bit of clay in the dirt here so I used some to smash around the sides and hold in the gravel, worked well. 3ft deep! Lines..just cause