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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mrsnuggy, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. Mrsnuggy

    Mrsnuggy New Member Registered Registered

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    Hello, I’m a residential (potential) customer and keen to learn more about resin and the issues that are common…even more interested in the solutions.
    A lovely young local fisherman came today to look at installing a resin bound driveway.

    A naive question:- as rain seem such an issue, for residential projects, is it not possible to erect a pattern of gazebos (with ‘windowed’ sides) of various shapes and sizes to cover the work area to keep the surface dry?
    If used in combination with heaters/ dehumidifiers, is it not possible to keep the working atmosphere sufficiently dry too?
    Gazebos could be re-used in different combinations for other jobs.
     
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  3. Ben P

    Ben P Member Registered Contractor

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    Interesting thought that. If there was no fall onto the installation the gazebos should protect the surface from the rain.
    As you say, you'd have to consider the temperature and atmospheric moisture with heaters/ dehumidifiers etc. and that would be pretty involved with power etc.
    Could definitely work I reckon
     
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    Alan Active Member Registered Contractor

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    Following
     
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    Tommy Member Registered Contractor

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    Hmm, sure I heard someone doing something similar for resin bonded projects
     
  6. Mrsnuggy

    Mrsnuggy New Member Registered Registered

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    Ben, ref ‘would be pretty involved with power etc” - I think I’ve been a householder customer too long…..I assumed my electric sockets, extension cables would be used!
    How much ‘bright idea discount’ do you reckon for saving the lovely young fisherman hundreds of days a year of lost working days due to rainfall?
     
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    Mark Almond Well-Known Member TalkResin+ Supplier Registered

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    We do discuss this on our website and there are covers (concrete tents) made for this application. It is not uncommon for installers to use a gazebo to protect the mixing area but still very few have a method to protect the actual installation.

    https://www.staruretech.com/resin-bound-schedule

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    A full gazebo/tent is a little impractical due to the difficulty of erecting in high wind with limited soft ground pegging points and an uncontrolled flow direction. The concrete tents are ideal but also expensive so theoretically you could simply cut the legs of a sloping roof gazebo/exhibition type tent to make your own cover. If this prevents one installation from being damaged by rain then it will instantly pay for itself.
     
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    Ben Member Registered Contractor

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    LOL. Brilliant, you should get a patent on it and make loads!

    We always use our own power with a generator, doesn’t feel right using the home owners. Also confines the work station
     
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    Ben Member Registered Contractor

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    Nice Mark! What about dew/frost on surface?
     
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    Mark Almond Well-Known Member TalkResin+ Supplier Registered

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    A cover does protect it from frost but not dew and it can actually form condensation so whilst a cover is good to protect a surface from rain it isn't something that should be left overnight. Plus... around these parts it wouldn't still be there in the morning. :eek:
     
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    Ben Member Registered Contractor

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    Hahahaha
     
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    GregT Member Registered Contractor

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    Does this mean I can put my camping tent through the business lol
     
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    Stevie Member Registered Contractor

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    Great idea but I wouldn’t want to risk it in certain conditions
     
  14. Mark Almond

    Mark Almond Well-Known Member TalkResin+ Supplier Registered

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    Only if you chop it's posts in half and smear resin all over it.
     
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    Alan Active Member Registered Contractor

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    :D:D:D
     
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    Very good discussion point and great advise from @Mark Almond as always
     
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    GregT Member Registered Contractor

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