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Q1) Where can we obtain X-Setions? Are they available for purchase anywhere or can they be made available for download?
A1) The x-sections are available for purchase at CRS at 805-543-5247.
Q2) What is the seed for this project? Nothing is listed in the Seed table on page 84. Please clarify.
A2) Please refer to addendum #3 dated 3-3-09.
Q3) Please provide the ADL laboratory testing results for contract 05-0P8104.
A3) Please refer to addendum #3 dated 3-3-09.
Q4) Under the Minimum Liner Thickness portion of the CIPP section 10-1.41, minimum thicknesses are specified for CIPP in Drainage System Nos. 1 (25mm), 2 (25mm), & 3 (15mm), but on this project, only Drainage System Nos. 2 & 5 are being lined with CIPP. The minimum thicknesses specified appear to not correlate to this project since Drainage System Nos. 1 & 3 are not being lined with CIPP, and the specified minimum thickness for Drainage System No. 2 (25mm) is much too thick for 18" diameter pipe. Please review and either delete this minimum thickness specification, since the CIPP thickness must be designed by the Contractor anyway under submittal no. 7, or revise this section to be applicable for this project.
A4) Minimum thickness does not apply to this project, bid it as you see it.
Q5) The spec book states that removal of painted temp stripe will not be required, but the table on plan sheet 30 gives quantities of painted stripe to remove. The quantities reflect the temporary stripe. Does temp stripe need to be removed?
A5) The stripe should be removed as shown on the table on page 30 of the plans.