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Dirt for making wax dirt ? #6613253
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How fine should the dry dirt be sifted for making wax dirt ? Right now I have ran it through a window screen and it is like fine sand. Is that how you want it ? -Thanks

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613265
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If you run it through a window screen that's good enough.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613389
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I run it through my regular dirt sifter so it is the way I usually use it at the set.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: Larry Baer] #6613397
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Originally Posted by Larry Baer
I run it through my regular dirt sifter so it is the way I usually use it at the set.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: Michael Morris] #6613431
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Originally Posted by Michael Morris
Originally Posted by Larry Baer
I run it through my regular dirt sifter so it is the way I usually use it at the set.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613468
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I wonder if you ran it through a window screen and got it that fine if it would be to fine to use screen wire for a pan cover

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613504
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So I got it too fine ?

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613509
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I used a grain sifter. Not as fine as window screen

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613512
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I like mine to be like mini clods. Easier to pack and you'll get better coverage with the wax unless you're using a cement mixer.

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613611
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No- it's not too fine. You are doing a good job - it's probably taking you more time than it does to sift through a regular dirt sifter but it is just fine. When you wax that dirt it will clump up a little and it will work great for you.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6613729
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I use mesh wire just like dirt sifter, big enough to lean up against the tailgate and shovel it out . It gets the stuff out, and i always resift at the set. I use sand and works just fine for me.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6614590
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The finer the better, but all that's really needed is to sift the stones out. If your using a cement mixer toss a couple baseball size rocks in with the dirt. by the time the dirt gets heated it'll be fine... Small pellets are good big clumps not so much.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: trappergbus] #6614892
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Originally Posted by trappergbus
If your using a cement mixer toss a couple baseball size rocks in with the dirt. by the time the dirt gets heated it'll be fine... Small pellets are good big clumps not so much.


Another trick from Mr. gbus!!! I use sand, so it doesn't apply to me...but that's a great idea. Thanks!

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6615226
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Thanks Yuk, 4 rocks work best..


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6615244
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I just use 1/4" hardware cloth. A big enough piece to cover a 5 gallon bucket or a barrel if you want. Shovel dirt on cloth, shake, and then discard bigger pieces.

Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6615297
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I bought a sheet of expand metal 1/4 inch cut in half put 12 or 16 bucket under it and go to shoveling. 11 -5 gallon buckets is pretty darn fast.


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6617644
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I use dirt from old badger mounds. Let the badgers do some of the work for me. I still sift it but it makes life easier


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Re: Dirt for making wax dirt ? [Re: kyron4] #6618015
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I take dirt from gopher mound and shift it before adding wax

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