Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: countryboy26047 On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:39 pm

so I know ash disposal has been discussed so much that it could have its own section on here....but through all the reading, I haven't been able to find specific info regarding the use on driveways... I'm wanting to do this to add a nice layer on my entire drive as its getting pretty rough, but was wondering for those of you that do this, do you just dump the entire 'load' and spread it, or do you sift out the very fine stuff and just use the heavier stuff like any clinkers or chunks? Figured I would ask before I go and screw up the lane and turn it into a mud pit for my quads.. lol
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:48 pm

If you live where it rains every day, it just fine for driveways.
In the summer when things dry out completely, it's very dusty.
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: countryboy26047 On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:53 pm

thanks tsb, after a few rains and being driven heavily on, does the dust settle down when it is dry?
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:05 pm

Yes, I've never had a dust problem come spring/summer but I do get right on rolling/driving on it
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: countryboy26047 On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:14 pm

freetown fred wrote:Yes, I've never had a dust problem come spring/summer but I do get right on rolling/driving on it


do you just dump it all on the drive? I'm mainly worried that it'll turn to pure mud.
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:34 pm

I have a long drive & found that if I use a hand tamper when I fill in the holes it works much better, can't be too wet or too dry. I even have some neighbors that will gladly take it from me.
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Re: Sorry to 'beat a dead horse' but looking for specifics...

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:33 pm

I use them on the driveway here too. The best is a small amount of rain and then driving over them seems to pack them down for good. We are on a tiny slope so the end of the driveway washes away down the road. If i go for a walk, i can see unburnt coal washed down the road about the size of rice so every now and then i take a shovel out and bring it back up to the driveway and let the process repeat itself.
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