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pan cover with wax dirt #6425138
01/11/19 06:59 AM
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desertrat1 Offline OP
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I am setting 550 in wax dirt and covered with wax dirt. I have filed dogs for bare minimum pan travel and 3lb.pressure. My question is if wax dirt or sand won't freeze why do I need a pan cover. thanks

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425139
01/11/19 07:03 AM
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You want something, pan cover or polyfil under the pan, to keep dirt from clogging your pan and not allowing the trap to fire.

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: Tony1967] #6425349
01/11/19 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony1967
You want something, pan cover or polyfil under the pan, to keep dirt from clogging your pan and not allowing the trap to fire.

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Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425401
01/11/19 12:21 PM
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Ditto

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425411
01/11/19 12:29 PM
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I use waxed dirt for bedding and do not use pan covers, polyfill or anything whatever. Never had a problem

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: handitrapper] #6425441
01/11/19 01:09 PM
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Pipe insulation under the pan.

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425450
01/11/19 01:19 PM
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Wyoming, Illinois
Waxed paper


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Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425708
01/11/19 06:56 PM
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I use wax paper over the pan under jaws and waxed dirt.

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: backroadsarcher] #6425717
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polyfill

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425720
01/11/19 07:05 PM
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Nylon screen cut my own out of a roll while watching TV.


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Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6425876
01/11/19 09:17 PM
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Small coffee filters fit pretty nicely and no needed extra work to cut to size.

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6426136
01/12/19 07:26 AM
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I've tried wax paper, coffee filters, poly-fil, & only peat moss. I prefer the wax paper w/ peat on top the best then poly-fil under the pan w/ peat around it.

Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6440937
01/26/19 08:50 AM
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Some folks use 1 of those small clear banana sacks from the grocery store. Seriously. I attended a demo on it once at a WTA Dist 5 rendezvous. I then tried it, and did like it.

Last edited by AJE; 01/26/19 08:52 AM.

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Re: pan cover with wax dirt [Re: desertrat1] #6441017
01/26/19 10:13 AM
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After years of trying everything that I've ever heard of, I've gone back to denim. Heavy enough to not get blown away, and reuse them when I can find them. In the constant wind out west here, the wax paper and coffee filters are a pita, and I seem to have trouble with mice digging any kind of under the pan plugs. Use what works best for you! Nothing is perfect in all conditions.


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