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No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:09 am
by Tom Millan
Quote: Originally posted by OverheadCam on 02 February 2005


To Tom Millan,

hope I'm not rude butting in but..

We're about 10years behind North America and 15 years behind Europe

we're just starting on StoneMastic (reinventing the wheel seems to be an Aussie past-time) and sound absorbing pavements,

Sealing is done with hot cutback (not Emulsion) which is real popular up here in the tropics of Queensland,

Hope you have a nice winter....hope to get over there at the end of the year to experience at least 1 other season!


No problem at all. Thanx for your two cents. When you mentioned that the 'sealing' was done by hot cutback, you meant hot tar, right? Because that's what we use to fill cracks with. As far as paving is concerned, we use hot mix asphalt which is a combo of hot tar, sand and gravel.

What about flat top roofing or 'built up roofing' as its called? Do you guys use hot tar, black tar paper and gravel?


No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:08 am
by OverheadCam


We've only got revenue from ~12 Million taxpayers, but the country is the size of North our road spending has to be spread thin...very thin!

Asphalt is only used in built up areas and laid very thin ~1 to 2 inches thick!

The rest is called 'sealed' where hot bitumen (Tar, or liquid asphalt as I heard it called) is sprayed hot and gravel rolled in...its often thinned out with kerosene (very big explosion risk and nasty fumes) when you fill cracks!

Europe uses emusion (bitumen mixed with water) that has no fire hazard/fumes etc the water evaporates and leaves the sticky black stuff

We dont use "tar" (from coal) anymore because it causes we use bitumen (from oil)

We don't use flat top roofing much!

Oh...and anywhere north of Tasmania we work all year 'round!


No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:05 am
by Tom Millan
Overhead Cam,

Thanx for the input. I think hot tar / asphalt fumes are cool- never bothered me. Besides, its a free and legal stone!Image Image


No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:29 am
by Last_V8

it's finished..........gone....

oh well it was good speculating while it was possible

No more mad max 4

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:33 am
by Tom Millan
Yup. Unfortunately it is. Thanx Mel. Thanx alot. Image