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Bonding 6mm Pebbles

Discussion in 'Building' started by yottie, 16 Aug 2016.

  1. yottie

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    I have a patio made up of random sand-stone slabs, would like to fill in the (some large) gaps with 6mm pebbles. Thought I might try and keep them there with some Resin (poured on afterwards?).Any advice on what to use and where to get it??
     
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    I guess the effect you are after is that it looks like pebbles but its solid and does not pick up dirt? My comments start with keep it cool. This is so the resin can run down into the mass and only leave a little coating on the top surfaces. In fact I would go so far as to suggest put the pebbles in the freezer in small bags. Take out a bag, empty it in a tray and give it a shake for a few seconds to get rid of any ice particles. Then put the pebbles into another tray that has a little resin in it and give it a swirl to try and get some resin on the pebbles, once you are happy, tip the pebbles to where you want them. Clean the resin out of tray #2 with acetone. Repeat until the 2 tons of pebbles have been done :)
    Frank
     
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    Thanks Frank for comprehensive reply, was wondering what type of resin, and where from. Have already filled some gaps with pebbles, is it not possible to just pour resin over these to saturate. (I hope!!)
     
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