Dry Cutting Pavers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by HHlandscaping, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
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    Quick Question I was told that dry cutting pavers is illegal and you could get fined up too 5000 for doing it. so my question is what is the legal way of cutting Pavers with a demp saw ?? hooking up the hose to it ?? when cutting your border this seems that it could be very messy ?? Thanks for your Help
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Most of our cuts are dry.

    I don't know if there are laws about sitting dry, I do know that it has been talked about for a while.
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  3. HHlandscaping

    HHlandscaping LawnSite Member
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    lol sitting dry ? yea NJ makes new Laws everyday trying to screw the small business owner
     
  4. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    it is illegal in a way.

    OSHA frowns on cutting concrete dry without the use of a respirator. i think the type called for per OSHA is n-95?

    so technically speaking if you are cutting dry with no respirator and OSHA walks up yes it can be a hefty fine.

    we will use a leaf blower to keep the dust clear if we don't have a good wind.
     
  5. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
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    We have hose hookups on our table top wet saws and also our demo saws. its kinda messy, but it deff. keeps the dust to zero. It also is a little more proffessional (esp. in a residential setting) to have a no dust. Rather than coating the whole block with a nice cloud of concrete dust!
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    using water to cut pavers Nov - March gets a little chilly......
     
  7. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That, and it takes forever for the pavers to dry enough to use polysand.
     
  8. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
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    I don't mind it, my guys hate it. but its such a fine mist, the blade heats the water up, and it kinda feels nice!! haha.
     
  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not so sure I agree with the blade warming the water. The water would have to be contained to the blade for an extended period of time for the blade to heat it up. The blade propels the water away in split seconds :)
     
  10. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
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    eh, i dunno, it feels warmer. could be an illusion, since the minute ya walk away from the saw the wind makes it colder out.
     

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