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Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Munroist, 11 Aug 2019.

  1. Munroist

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    If laying about 8 inches of Hardcore for driveway and compacting it down with one of those petrol powered compactors / whackers. Do you do all 8" in one go or do you do it in stages - is it best to soak it first ?
     
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    Just get biggest whacker plate the space will accommodate .
     
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    For a 'normal' whacker plate (50/60kg) it is recommended to do a few inches at a time.

    Don't soak it, if it's dry it might benefit from a sprinkle of water.
    If it's too wet, you might have to give up, as it can just all start turning to soup
     
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