Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

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kwabi73
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Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by kwabi73 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Howdy!

I have an event/installation that requires to flatten the playa (Approximately 1000 SF), do you know of anyone who is bringing a plate compactor?Do you have a different solution?

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Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by gaminwench » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:37 pm

The year it rained, a campmate chained a metal plate to the back of his truck and made a Zamboni to even out the ridges.
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Captain Goddammit
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Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:58 pm

It’s your thing, YOU could bring one.
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Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by Token » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Just thinking of the physics here ...

What would be the point other than creating a crap ton of dust?

It’s already a clay dry lakebed.

Other than the crunchy crust that would pulverize, will it get any flatter?

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Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by some seeing eye » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:06 am

Tell us a little bit more about what you are trying to accomplish.

I'm familiar with a (vibratory) plate compactor, a jumping jack compactor and a sheep's foot compactor. I think they all will just make dust.
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Re: Is anyone bringing a plate compactor?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:57 am

Well, not if you can’t be bothered to bring one in the first place!
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