Cheap Insurance: Most of us in the shotcrete industry have had a plugged hose creating either a dust storm with the dry process or concrete over-spray everywhere with the wet process. When a hose is plugged, it has been my experience that everybody on the crew starts yelling and running toward the operator. Communication between the nozzleman and the gun/pump operator is one of the most important and critical links on the job for productivity, and most of all, safety for everyone. Unfortunately, because of different job site layouts, continual rotation of people, and equipment movement on and around the job site, good communication is often diffi cult to achieve or maintain.