CUTTING THE SLAB!!!

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  • trife life
    trife life 4 hours ago

    How u like all that dust. Bet it got everywhere. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Erin Rinehart
    Erin Rinehart 5 days ago

    You should get a recovery anchor. It’s a large heavy duty cloth that gets buried and you attach your straps to it.

  • Daniel Baxter
    Daniel Baxter 22 days ago

    All that hammering with the double jack. They really need to invest in a jack hammer

  • Tome4kkkk
    Tome4kkkk 25 days ago

    Will Stelter somehow, to me, looks and talks like Wesley Aring (the woodworker) :)

  • Robert
    Robert Month ago

    This is my first time watching the channel and I cant help but wonder where Ron and Hermione are? Hehehehe

  • The pro gamer R2E With official music videos

    Been here since 20k

  • Daniel Geng
    Daniel Geng Month ago

    Put a winch on your truck, a tow strap only helps if there’s another vehicle!

  • Cha Leowin
    Cha Leowin Month ago

    I like how you 'roll with the punches' Alec. All your hard work will payoff and these issues will seem insignificant once everything is done.

  • excavateboy
    excavateboy Month ago

    I hope you didn't pay those cutters much. That's a one day job for us and no damage.

  • Mike Ochtman
    Mike Ochtman Month ago

    I see that OSHA weren't invited. Probably for the best...

  • Matt Lewandowski
    Matt Lewandowski Month ago

    strap, tire chains, and a good hi-lift jack yeah it sounds like you have the right idea.

  • Large- Lad
    Large- Lad 2 months ago

    Am I the only person who got a fucking roblox ad to get free robux?? What is this bull!?

  • Captain Morgan
    Captain Morgan 2 months ago

    Cat litter works great for traction in getting out of snowy situations.

  • Roswell Crash
    Roswell Crash 2 months ago

    Where is the British flag?
    When you forget your origins... hate wannabe Americans.

  • Nick Hassler
    Nick Hassler 2 months ago

    All the money you spent on the tool kit you could have just bought a wench.

  • Bryan Kline
    Bryan Kline 2 months ago

    It physically hurt me a little bit to see them dry cutting all of that concrete.

  • Noah Trattner
    Noah Trattner 2 months ago

    7:44 The REAL Jackhammers

  • Frank George
    Frank George 2 months ago

    Alec you should get a wrench to put on the front of your truck this will help in case you get stuck again can wrap the cable around a tree and hit a button and have someone steer as it pulls

  • Shubhankar Choudhari
    Shubhankar Choudhari 2 months ago

    If you have so much of sunlight in background why dont you use the light. its actually very good to see that light.

  • J.G. Gennedy
    J.G. Gennedy 2 months ago

    Return the SLAAAABBBB

  • Achille Josserand
    Achille Josserand 2 months ago

    7:25 A few episodes ago : "It's a little truck amongst big trucks" YEAH RIGHT ! ^^ That thing must drink a lot

  • sushileaf
    sushileaf 2 months ago

    Just curious, how much does a job like that cost? Cutting out that concrete and getting the new slab poured.

  • warjunky14
    warjunky14 2 months ago

    Somewhere there is an OSHA inspector tearing their hair out reciting the silica standard by memory hahaha.

  • Socks
    Socks 2 months ago

    *Returrrnnn the slaaaab*

  • Craig McCreadie
    Craig McCreadie 2 months ago

    instead of cutting the one work bench down, why didnt they just swap the benches around? put the lower one against the wall.... just a thought

  • Mark Alex
    Mark Alex 2 months ago

    That's off-roading bruh!

  • Aelynn
    Aelynn 2 months ago

    ALSO! Make sure to keep a warm blanket in the truck as well! You don't think about it until your heat conks out in the middle of nowhere! Also nice if you get stuck and can't run the heat for safety reasons, (like, possible death from carbon monoxide poisoning)

  • TC Sheppard
    TC Sheppard 2 months ago

    What goofball sold you a garden spade to use in a winter weather car kit? The first time you need to use it for moving snow around you will curse them! Put the spade in your garden shed and get yourself a small snow shovel that will enable you to move a decent volume of snow.

  • Robert Grubb
    Robert Grubb 2 months ago

    That concrete thickness might be alright for a walking pathway. But an industrial shed? WTF where they thinking?

  • StefanRG1
    StefanRG1 2 months ago

    the slab is only there to provide support for live loads that may be out and about but for things like where the posts land there will be a thickening (footing) underneath to provide support. The people that made that building did not account for any dead loads like your machinery which is why you need to thicken it where they are placed. good on you for doing it dough most people don't really give a dam and just damage the foundation with dead loads without proper support. If the building has compact fill underneath you need to make sure to dig a bit deeper and re compact the ground so you don't see your new slab slowly sink over time

  • Kevin McMahon
    Kevin McMahon 2 months ago

    Tell us about Wills. He has skills and quiet perseverance. Much like Dr Watson! Is he yours?

  • Gregor Shapiro
    Gregor Shapiro 2 months ago

    American products: Nicely displayed, cheaply made. Same with building construction all too often!

  • Andrew Snyder
    Andrew Snyder 2 months ago

    I had just assumed that Will was going for something similar to a Jewelers workbench where the bench is essentially a standard standing workbench height but the Jeweler sits in a regular chair to stay at eye-level height with their work.

  • Michael Gould
    Michael Gould 2 months ago

    Need a wintch on your truck and chains and u will be fine

  • ashton
    ashton 2 months ago

    Reminds me of mounting new doors in my house... (post soviet building, built using dry reinforced concrete .. I'm guessing they made too much bunker materials...)

  • Gabriel Davidson
    Gabriel Davidson 2 months ago

    Now you need a 10mm Auto, a .45-70 gov't Lever Action, and a Remington 12 ga. Pump...THEN, you'll be good...Aren't you so very very glad you left the Queen so you can protect yourself now?! Lol

  • MunchNPlay
    MunchNPlay 2 months ago

    I just binge watched episodes 1-8 on this cause I couldn't sleep! Amazing job on that beauty, proud to say I subscribed.

  • Nathaniel Echeverria
    Nathaniel Echeverria 2 months ago

    I carry a lot k in my pocket

  • SuburbanHobbyist
    SuburbanHobbyist 2 months ago

    This dude's posture is insane. I've never seen someone stand up so straight in my life. Maybe there is something wrong with his back and he has to keep it straight?

  • Fab Ricious
    Fab Ricious 2 months ago

    "Having tools and education to solve a sticky situation."
    Alec, you should make this your new slogan. Damn I love this channel.

  • LoonieDemon
    LoonieDemon 2 months ago

    why wouldn't they use a air compressed jackhammer or a breaker attachment for their bobcat makes it a lot easier

  • Jackthewartortle
    Jackthewartortle 2 months ago

    9:49
    Would you say....

    The union... got jacked?

  • Loïc Jeannin
    Loïc Jeannin 2 months ago

    You look like a buff blond Harry Potter on speed

  • Thunder Seals
    Thunder Seals 3 months ago

    Alec you really need a wench for your truck

  • J Black
    J Black 3 months ago

    I've been wondering; If they assured you it was 6" deep when you took out the lease, how did you discover it was only 3" deep, since you started to cutting it and digging before anything got broken?

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S. 2 months ago

      He drilled the holes to mount his hammer and ended up drilling completely through the slab, that's how he learned how thin it was

  • ethan reynolds
    ethan reynolds 3 months ago

    No offense to the workers who were tearing out the slab, but it looked like they were taking notes on how to swing a hammer when you 2 took over with the sledges.

  • Blake giblin
    Blake giblin 3 months ago

    Amateur concrete cutters. Lmaooo. A day to remove that small area. LMAOOOO.

  • David Vorobets
    David Vorobets 3 months ago

    Need a winch.

  • Brent phillips 1911
    Brent phillips 1911 3 months ago

    That boy put those guys to shame with that hammer

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S 3 months ago

    Being prepared and not needing it is always preferable to needing it and not being prepared. And remember, two is one and one in none. Cheers mate! Welcome to America.

  • PX125E
    PX125E 3 months ago

    The concrete cutters are les amateurs inc.

  • Christopher Shafer
    Christopher Shafer 3 months ago

    Hand warmers in the truck kit? Welding lens for cameras? Paint booth for clear coating metal?

  • GarThor Son of Odin
    GarThor Son of Odin 3 months ago

    dont forget a winch! =D

  • Mike LaBelle
    Mike LaBelle 3 months ago

    Too bad they couldn't have used cutting equipment with dust extraction. Now you have concrete dust all over the entire shop.

  • Rizik
    Rizik 3 months ago

    Чел попиздеть ни разу не любит

  • Scott Sherlock
    Scott Sherlock 3 months ago

    Nice to see you shopping the HD. Thanks for supporting me in an oblique way. I also wanted to thank you for putting that bar across the bed to hold your gear in place. So many times i see open tailgates with all kinds of stuff floating the the bed. Makes me nervous to follow those guys. I have been enjoying all your videos and look forward to some more new stuff.

  • Mitch D
    Mitch D 3 months ago

    Ok, the shinpad made me laugh so hard. Well done.

  • Shifttube
    Shifttube 3 months ago

    montana well very pretty there just stay away from the locals cuz there prb on meth remember mexco ic just iver the border but just buy a gun and get ya perment keep it with ya

  • W N
    W N 3 months ago

    Is it me, or did the slab pulled out look to be 4-5" or so thick? Didn't look 3". But still not 6" though.

  • Aaron Robinson
    Aaron Robinson 3 months ago

    Alec must be the best talker ever or Montana must have the nicest people. Jesus Christ. Everyone apologizing and offering to fix stuff. Here in VA, people tell ya to suck it up.

  • kalle andersson
    kalle andersson 3 months ago

    Wtf? that concrete cutting wasnt done right, dont u have any laws in your country?

  • Dany K
    Dany K 3 months ago

    Is it just industrial building or all of the buildings in america has thin concrete foundation? I am just curious... i live in country and ma dad builds houses(partly his job is too pluming the house? I dunno but making waterways in house) the concrete foundation is quite thick like 30centimeter sometimes 50cm if it is more then one story building

  • fimbles101
    fimbles101 3 months ago

    Quite surprised you did not remove the concrete yourself.

  • Monett Rowe
    Monett Rowe 3 months ago

    JUMPER CABLES!! just in case the truck dies!!

  • Q Street
    Q Street 3 months ago

    Concrete cutters are a joke... These guys wouldn't have a job in my town.

  • Chris Maurer
    Chris Maurer 3 months ago

    OMG I live in Montana

  • Sam Ero
    Sam Ero 3 months ago

    Heeeuurrr

  • Goldfish_Vender
    Goldfish_Vender 3 months ago

    Whos the american

  • In the life of Lane Kraft

    What state do you live in??

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S. 3 months ago

      I believe that would be Montana

  • James Kirk
    James Kirk 3 months ago

    might want to invest in a winch sir

  • Miles Moore
    Miles Moore 3 months ago

    I curious to know why you chose Montana as the place to move to ?

  • POKE MASTER RED
    POKE MASTER RED 3 months ago

    My sir name is steele to

  • Fisher Of Men
    Fisher Of Men 3 months ago

    Keep your receipts for insurance purposes in case you ever come out a store and your truck no longer has tools....

  • Patrik
    Patrik 3 months ago

    12:53
    Now is the time to add an extra jacket, blankets, food and water. You don't want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere and have to rely on a half eaten snickers bar and a 33cl coke can.

  • Joseph Bishop
    Joseph Bishop 3 months ago

    That shovel would fit diagonally!

  • Daniel Whittmore
    Daniel Whittmore 3 months ago

    Might i suggest a wynch for your truck makes getting unstuck much easier

  • Corey Malone
    Corey Malone 3 months ago

    Where's your hat?

  • Rodney Langstroth
    Rodney Langstroth 3 months ago

    have you tried forging 440C yet?

  • fearblitzuk
    fearblitzuk 3 months ago

    Isn't that knife illegal

  • Martin Itland
    Martin Itland 3 months ago

    I've got to say, Alec, your spontaneous laughs never fail to crack me up =D

  • JFB 101
    JFB 101 3 months ago

    When he was flipping the piece of slab over i thought that if he's not careful the pipework on the wall would be damaged. Also, when i saw the bobcat in the hole wondered if it would tear up the edge of the cut concrete driving in and out. Yup to both. Everyone he's employed so far has caused further problems so moving to the states has clearly not improved the level of workmanship, as we're led to believe in the UK.

  • Everyweapon
    Everyweapon 3 months ago

    Wait this is the first video of yours ive seen. What exactly are you doing here? was that concrete just not good enough or??

    • Everyweapon
      Everyweapon 3 months ago

      +Timothy S. Thanks for the thorough explanation! Started watching his videos and quickly realized what the power hammer was and that you'd definitely need a solid foundation for that haha

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S. 3 months ago

      He has a large power hammer that he plans to use for his blacksmithing, due to the size and weight of the hammer it needs to be on a slab of minimum 6 inches. The current slab in his shop is just under 4 inches, with it being this thin he can not safely mount and use the hammer without risking cracking and breaking the slab so he cut out a section and had a 24 inch deep slab poured for him to mount his power equipment to.

  • Cassio Chory
    Cassio Chory 3 months ago

    When did Alec became a Trap Beat Enthusiast ???

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  • shawn rush
    shawn rush 3 months ago

    A winch is worth its weight in gold! Nothing like being able to recover yourself.

  • Thomas Ohman
    Thomas Ohman 3 months ago

    You need a winch

  • Conely King
    Conely King 3 months ago

    Love your shows...now you got a little taste of US inferior building codes such as concrete floors.

  • Jeremy Hogeland
    Jeremy Hogeland 3 months ago

    Welcome to merica!

  • JACK б б б
    JACK б б б 3 months ago

    I think you should install a overhead crane

  • Biohazarus
    Biohazarus 3 months ago

    To prevent entire shop with no air, add shot off valve to slip the system into section.

  • Eistee Pfirsich
    Eistee Pfirsich 3 months ago

    Those dudes look like some really unprofessional concrete cutters

  • K. B.
    K. B. 3 months ago

    If you insist traveling off road, you need a wench to pull yourself out, and a set of tire chains for the worst situations.

  • GobrinSrayer
    GobrinSrayer 3 months ago

    Am i the only one thinking its weird that Alec has a 3in thick slab but judging by the vid and thumb nail image, there is a 2ft slab under the wall? That seems odd to me

  • Edlomaja
    Edlomaja 3 months ago

    What is your favorite forging tool

  • Ask Alotofquestions
    Ask Alotofquestions 3 months ago

    1:22 the bench on the left looks like it's higher on its left legs

  • Mike Foster
    Mike Foster 3 months ago

    Got an electric winch?

  • Paul Maddocks
    Paul Maddocks 3 months ago

    Why did you move to America Alec 👍🏼 great video mate

  • mje19D
    mje19D 3 months ago

    Nice choice moving to Bozeman. Great town.

  • Mr. Aldrich
    Mr. Aldrich 3 months ago

    American slabs are just like American politicians thinnly veiled.

  • Robert Lassiter
    Robert Lassiter 3 months ago

    Alec I’m 62 and not getting any younger down here in Alabama. Your public is suffering from the the lack of proper English! Please put us out of our misery!