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Hot Box - Pothole repair

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by walledition, May 16, 2017.

  1. walledition

    walledition New Member

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    Hello im new to this forum, already found information about paving, im in the procces of starting a business of fixing potholes, reason i started is local its hard to get ahold of anyone doing this kinda work and besides a friend bought a lot of equiment on an auction and there was this hot box with a little asphalt in it and we tested it thinking we might like it.

    any suggestions or tips would be great, i´ll post pictures and details as we go

    Pictures of the CONCORD hot box and the compactor i bought:
     

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  2. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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    Hi Walledition, Welcome to the forum :)

    Don't know how big of potholes you'll be going after but while the little plate compactor will work... more or less... I think you will find it too small and light for any repairs that get more than say about 15-20 sqft. not saying it won't work but it will take a lot longer and you will not get the compaction a good little 3-4 foot roller will... plus the roller will work a lot faster :) Having used both to do repair and new work I wish I had a roller every time.
     
  3. walledition

    walledition New Member

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    Thank you for our advise Ronsii, are u in the business right now?

    Here are some pictures of our first work, the mixing plant was close so i went and picked up some material by peaces that had been laying on a parking lot for 6 months and heated it for 15 hours and it worked
     

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  4. Ronsii

    Ronsii Senior Member

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