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mrusk
07-14-2005, 11:42 PM
I know there have been several post about this before and i tried to find them buy could not. I am doing a paver patio for a mason where i have to pavers the same height as a cement patio. How much will my setting base compact after i run the plate compactor over the pavers at the end? The setting base is 1in of stone dust.

Matt

mbella
07-14-2005, 11:45 PM
approx. 3/8"

cgland
07-15-2005, 04:43 PM
Mike - Do you think stone dust will compact 3/8"? I would think less than that. I know sand will go 3/8", but stone dust......I doubt it....I could be wrong though......I doubt it.........maybe........I doubt it

Chris

mbella
07-15-2005, 05:28 PM
Mike - Do you think stone dust will compact 3/8"? I would think less than that. I know sand will go 3/8", but stone dust......I doubt it....I could be wrong though......I doubt it.........maybe........I doubt it

Chris

Chris, I missed that part. I don't use stone dust and I don't know.

MarcusLndscp
07-16-2005, 04:52 PM
I have always typically used concrete sand under pavers but I recently did a job with stone dust for the first time and was able to get 3/8" compaction out of it. No problem. Good luck