cleaning out cracks before filling them

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by PGHSEALER, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. PGHSEALER

    PGHSEALER LawnSite Member
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    Anyone care to share what they feel is the best way to clean out the cracks prior to filling them with hot tar crack filler. Right now I'm using an edger with a wire wheel on it but I don't thing my edger is strong enough for the wire wheel.

    Thanks
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  2. Dintlow

    Dintlow LawnSite Member
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    Best way? A hot lance from Lab Mfg.
     
  3. PGHSEALER

    PGHSEALER LawnSite Member
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    Ok let me re phrase that. Best way not using a hot lance. I would like to get one just not in the budget this year
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  4. Dintlow

    Dintlow LawnSite Member
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    I use a Billy goat Grazer. It does an ok job for the money spent.
     
  5. viper881

    viper881 LawnSite Member
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    weed whip and a wire hand broom.
     
  6. richsealcoating

    richsealcoating LawnSite Member
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    For something other than heat lance any edger that has a horizontal shaft for the belt can be fitted with an 8" braided wire wheel. You can spend $700 on a grazor or $400 on a husqvarna that will do the job
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  7. Dintlow

    Dintlow LawnSite Member
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    I spent the extra money on the Grazor because it has a swivel wheel in front and most importantly the proper air filter to deal with the dust.
     
  8. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we use a variety of push edgers with wire wheels.
     
  9. Gemini sealcoat

    Gemini sealcoat LawnSite Member
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    Hoe, wire broom and a blower. Cracked cleaned!
     

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