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Old 05-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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Why can't anyone cover a mound of dirt properly?


I've never seen a tarp around a mound of backhoed dirt that stayed put in the wind. You dirt coverers need a better technique.

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That's because nobody makes mound shaped tarps.

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Around here, nobody covers such mounds of dirt at all. But the wind doesn't blow much either.
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I've never seen a tarp around a mound of backhoed dirt that stayed put in the wind. You dirt coverers need a better technique.
This problem has been around for thousands of years and has never been properly addressed. I know that cavemen would use sticks and leaves to protect their mounds. Short of bringing the mound inside next to a warm fire, I usually secure the leading edges with sacrificial dirt to help prevent the covering from lufting and the odd stone place strategically over the surface. You want to create a lower pressure under the tarp but is difficult to achieve since the mound is shaped like an airfoil, which in turn creates a lower pressure above the tarp thus sucking the tarp off the mound

I've gained most of my tarping techniques from my sailing days. Essential you want to create "dirty" air above the tarp or like a stalling effect on an airfoil or sail. Try this out and report back to us.
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Dirty air, I have a whole city of that and my tarps still blow off.
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A Professional dirt Coverer. What heights some aspire to.

Sounds like a course of study from the U of Phoenix

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I've never seen a tarp around a mound of backhoed dirt that stayed put in the wind. You dirt coverers need a better technique.
Because you don't. Only city slickers and people with OCD, cover dirt mounds.

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