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Just used my seal coat machine

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by DJ Contracting, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Well it's been a long summer with lawn-care and i just finished my seal coat machine and used it for the first time, :blob3: and let me tell you it sure beets the squeegee and broom. We did a driveway approximately 3000 sq feet in under 50 min. that was pulling up and clean and spray and loaded back up. When i go to take off the caution tape i'll take some pictures. Keep in mind i got $325.00 payup for this job and used very little material, it has taken me at least three hours in the past the old fashion way. I'll take some pic's of my set up for anyone that may be interested in making their own.
     
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    I had some pic's of several jobs i did with the machine, however my nephew was playing with my camera and erased all my pics' with a video he made. When it stops raining I'll retake the photos, anyway here are some pic's of my seal coat unit. I have a 22,000 square foot job to do this weekend i'll take some before and after pic's.

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  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,455

    A couple of points you may want to adress on that unit. The PVC tee that you used is a waste tee, not designed for pressure , (when , not if, it blows you will have a hell of a mess) I see no strainer basket , you will be constantly clogging your tip on the wand with the sand that goes in the sealer , even if you run a light mix of 2 lbs per gallon. We just finished a 56,000 sq ft parking lot , it took 750 gallons of Rp 355 e coal tar , you will be pushing it to do 22,000 with 250 gallons .
     
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Thanks for the info, if you have a picture of strainer basket set up, could you please show me a picture also i'll keep the tee in mind it should last for another couple of weeks we end in October here. Oh where i get my sealer from will be open on Saturday till five if i need more
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,455

    No pictrue but , it would go in line before the pump , 2 inch minimum , they are steel run about 150 dollars , able sealcoat supplies sells them
     
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 485

    Thanks i'll look them up.
     
  7. RayGauthier

    RayGauthier LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    it works great
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  8. RayGauthier

    RayGauthier LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    This is realy the way to go !!! worked out of my truck for years and now with a trailer it's like I got a new truck again!!!!!!!!
    Try to get air bags for your truck it is very heavy !!
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  9. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    wish i had the money to set myself up :cry: oh well maybe next year :)

    kinda thinking building something close to DJ's idea any advise? also loaded up what does the average tank weigh? would i need a 3/4 or 1/2 ton to transport it?

    i'm a noob to this so sorry if my questions sound stupid :waving:
     
  10. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    Some shiny driveways you have there Ray
     

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