Landscape Stone and Clay/Dirt

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Old 11-11-02, 01:12 PM
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Landscape Stone and Clay/Dirt

My buddy had a bunch of landscape stone (3/4" - 1.5") he wanted to give away so I asked him to give it to me. He delivered it on Saturday and its full of clay/dirt. Can anyone suggest a way to sift the clay/dirt out of the stone? Or should I just dump it and buy brand new?

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Old 11-11-02, 03:21 PM
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Hello Healthyguy & Welcome to the Boards

You could make a sieve from 1/2" or 3/4" galvanized meshing stretched over a frame made of 2x4's. Depending on how much you have, might take a while, but if you support the frame on a couple saw-horses and sift/wash the stone a couple shovelfuls at a time, eventually you'll have separated the large from small...

I made a similar sieve for sifting compost and used an old electric furnace motor with a weight offset on the shaft to vibrate the whole thing (it was supported from the horses with bungy cords), but if you are going to add water to wash the stone, maybe the electric motor isn't such a good idea...

Hope this helps - others on this forum might have an easier solution.

Howie
 
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