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Blasting a pond #3094623
11/16/22 11:12 AM
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Re: Blasting a pond [Re: FM3AAR] #3094716
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Please explain why if you know?

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: mopars4ever] #3094786
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Originally Posted by mopars4ever
Please explain why if you know?


If you watched the entire video it's kinda explained.
Jump to the 4:50 mark and they explain what's going on with the property.


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Re: Blasting a pond [Re: FM3AAR] #3094856
11/17/22 01:47 AM
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There were a bunch of holes in the blast, 6 to 8 of them blew the tamp on top of the explosives out the drill hole, the ones that had grey smoke shoot straight up.
I would like to know which type and size explosives they used, lots of differences in the size of the rocks blew up to the surface work


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Re: Blasting a pond [Re: FM3AAR] #3094870
11/17/22 06:52 AM
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Well, not the worst design of fuse timing, but a really skilled blaster would have timed the sequence of explosions to “heave” the rock fragments out of the pond onto one side where excavators could have scooped it off level ground quicker and at less labor and equipment cost - or just left the rock pile there at minimum cost.

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: 360view] #3094872
11/17/22 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 360view
Well, not the worst design of fuse timing, but a really skilled blaster would have timed the sequence of explosions to “heave” the rock fragments out of the pond onto one side where excavators could have scooped it off level ground quicker and at less labor and equipment cost - or just left the rock pile there at minimum cost.


Thought there was mention of using the rocks to "pave" the road up to the pond? That's going to be a chore for even some ancient Romans building that road wink shock blush biggrin

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: A12] #3094912
11/17/22 10:17 AM
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That sure loosened things up! Now it'll be interesting to see if it holds water.

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: Cab_Burge] #3094930
11/17/22 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Cab_Burge
There were a bunch of holes in the blast, 6 to 8 of them blew the tamp on top of the explosives out the drill hole, the ones that had grey smoke shoot straight up.
I would like to know which type and size explosives they used, lots of differences in the size of the rocks blew up to the surface work


Me too. It was mentioned in the video that there were "15 pounds per hole," which to me sounds like a lot...but that depends on the type and "burn rate" (deflagration) of it.
At the 25 second mark of the video the truck with the orange placard is the explosive laden truck. It appears to have a large tank, which would indicate a liquid explosive(?), but that doesn't make sense to me as it appears to be too wet for that.
But then there's this (from the gopher thread): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzApW0WsVfs&ab_channel=JACKTHEDRAGONOKEEFFE
I don't know...but I am certainly curious.

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: A12] #3094933
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Originally Posted by A12


Thought there was mention of using the rocks to "pave" the road up to the pond? That's going to be a chore for even some ancient Romans building that road wink shock blush biggrin


Not if you use a crusher to turn those rocks into gravel.

Re: Blasting a pond [Re: Sniper] #3097387
11/26/22 08:34 PM
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Why is blowing something up so satisfying to watch? I still watch the Mythbusters episode where they blow up a cement mixer truck, and I STILL get the same charge watching the truck blown to nothing.

So,....after they get the pond cleaned out, full of water, stocked with fish,...will they use explosives to "fish" like the old joke about the guy dropping dynamite into the water.


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