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rails for screeding base

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by hewitt64, Apr 19, 2003.

  1. hewitt64

    hewitt64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I was reading in past threads that some of you use rails for screediing base . Or even use it to get pitch . My guestion is what is a rail? Are they 2in so that when your done screeding once you may tamp it and do it again What the hack is a rail?
  2. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 738

    We use 1" gas pipe.
  3. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    Most guys use the 1" OD steel pipe, gas pipe, 10 feet long as screed pipes. Most of the pipes used are round therefore, they are pipes. I have had some that were square. We called them rails.

    If you are screeding sand most will use pipes. If you are screeding base most will use square.

    You do use the pipes/rails to set the pitch.


    Rex Mann
  4. BillWeaver

    BillWeaver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    3/4" black iron pipe has a 1" OD. That is what we use. We have them 3', 6', and 10' long

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