I'm installing a stabilized (mixed-in) DG path, and need to compact it. I'm
sure that a powered compactor is going to be easier and better, to a degre
e. My question is: to what degree? I can rent a powered one but the problem
is strictly logistical. It weighs 150 lbs, and I have no helper. So I eith
er hire someone for the day to help me, or go with a hand tamper. On a smal
l (200 sq. ft) job, would a hand damper be good enough? This sort of thing:
I've done some tamping with both devices.
The machine is in an entirely separate class.
I've had rock dust that was a lot like cement after the machine.
I don't think you'll be happy with the hand tamper result.
Can you call a neighbor over to help load/unload?
Someone will help at the rental center.
Operating one of those things isn't that hard.
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