Tamping hardcore in an enclosed space?

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  1. autopoiesis

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    Hi,

    Separate thread as different topic/angle on this thread: http://www.diynot.com/forums/building/concrete-raft-for-3-ton-water-tank-how.380075/, where I seek advice on construction of a sturdy concrete raft in an enclosed space.

    How can hardcore be adequately compacted, given that petrol-powered tampers can't be used?

    Do electric wacker plates exist? Or is having at it with a sledge hammer the only way (or even effective)?

    Hope you can advise.

    Best wishes,
    AP
     
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    Use the back of a shovel or a hand compactor.
     
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    Thank you all, guys.

    No-one around here had heard of an electric compactor, so I picked up a manual one per Simon's and noseall's posts.

    Good to know that electric ones exist though, thank you John.

    Best wishes,
    AP
     
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