does anyone know of anywhere that one might rent portable conveyor
belts that are capable of carrying rock, rubble, dirt and other debri
from a basement up to ground level and probably directly into a bin?
I was told there was such a device, but can't find anything like it.
You should be able to rent one, especially at a rental company that
has professional construction equipment. Try RSC at http://
Depending on where you are and just what you're trying to move, you
might be able to find a bale loader/stacker -- some are just drag
links so not suitable for loose dirt/rock/etc., but others do have
What volume of material & size distribution are we talking about?
What kind of access to the basement? existing stairway or just
You might consider renting a vacuum excavator.....not cheap but a big
one can move many tons per hour.
btw just for comparison a shop vac can move about 1 gallon per minute
of moist sand (about 8 cu ft / hr) . We did an experiment at work to
settle an argument about weather is was possible to move 1800
"gallons" (~ 13 tons / ~240 cu ft) of moist sand with a shop
vac ....estimated time ~30 hours!
How long the shop vac would last is another question. :)
I guess that's why real vacuum excavators exist.
yeah but he'll have 200 hrs of vac work & nearly 60 yds of dirt to get
Sorry but I stopped the experimental work after proof of concept stage
& the realization that would take 30 hours of vac work to move the 240
cu ft. (~13 tons) Needed a faster (more hp) solution.
OP, where are you going to dump this stuff?
The basement is about 30 by 35. I will be digging about 1.5 foot.
Where can i find these things that you guys are talking about? I
live in near the New York City area (just outside in the suburbs of
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