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*****water on the jobsite*****

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by toomuchtime, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    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.
  2. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    Garden hose at 40gpm should be fine.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    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.
  4. Ground Effects NH

    Ground Effects NH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    Or, you could Peeee on it :laugh:

    Yes garden hose should be sufficient
  5. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    You supply the ice coffee or beer and I'll water your pad:laugh::drinkup:
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,793

    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.
  7. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

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

    RedRebel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    We are lucky to get ten around here..lol
  9. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    go ahead and give me **** lol seriously we are on a well maybe 10-12 gpm max!
  10. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    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:

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