View Full Version : *****water on the jobsite*****

02-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Alright another question for you guys. Im getting ready to start job were we are moving all the dirt off of a previsously uncertifed pad then putting all the dirt back and recompacting. My question is i know water is a key ingredient for proper compaction. There is a graden hose near the site but I dont think it is enough. I have a 525g polytank laying around and im considering hooking up a gas honda water pump to it with a firehose and fog nozzle. Do you think this is over kill or will the garden hose suffice. Sorry for the dumb questions just want to make sure im prepared.

02-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Garden hose at 40gpm should be fine.

Gravel Rat
02-11-2010, 03:24 PM
A lawn sprinker will do what you need you don't want mud or too much water or you end up washing the fines out of the gravel/dirt.

Add too much water then your waiting for half a day to let it dry up.

If you wanted to go to the extreme put the tank on the back of a truck make a gravity spray bar out of a piece of 3/4 inch pvc pipe.

Use anything that isn't going to create puddles.

Ground Effects NH
02-11-2010, 03:25 PM
Or, you could Peeee on it :laugh:

Garden hose at 40gpm should be fine.

Yes garden hose should be sufficient

02-11-2010, 03:30 PM
You supply the ice coffee or beer and I'll water your pad:laugh::drinkup:

02-11-2010, 08:29 PM
it doesn't take much water to make it too soupy. Water is only for lubrication when compacting. You don't need too much. I watch our county guys use entirely too much water every time they build a road and they end up pumping the materials up and down and ruining their mix.

02-11-2010, 10:42 PM
Garden hose at 40gpm should be fine.

I've never seen any garden hose do 40 GPM 12 max

02-11-2010, 11:03 PM
We are lucky to get ten around here..lol

02-12-2010, 01:17 AM
go ahead and give me **** lol seriously we are on a well maybe 10-12 gpm max!

02-12-2010, 06:23 PM
Sorry everybody.....I meant 40PSI*trucewhiteflag* which is average house pressure. Give me enough beer and some time....then I'll show you 40 GPM:laugh: