NANFA-- "Perfect" gravel!
Fri, 8 Jun 2001 20:55:41 EDT

Well after a very determined search around town at construction sites,
gravel quarries, etc, I found what seems to be the "perfect" gravel (perfect
for my needs, at least). It's at that certain partical size when you could
either call it "sand" or "gravel". The gravel is actually of mixed partical
size, from 1.5mm to 6mm, but most is 2mm-3mm. You can easily filter out the
size you want. The colors are all very natural, it comes from a gravel quarry
(am I spelling that right?), and seems to be very well drained. Sure, it has
a little silt, but it is minimal and can be washed out in a bucket easily. It
is very very cheap, I'm sure under $2 to fill up a big cooler, maybe even
free. I suggest if you want good gravel/sand of any size, go straight to the
source...quarries. I will wash the gravel very well, and maybe boil it. I
understand some gravel can be contaminated(I've had it happen to me), so I
will wash it very very well. One question, what is the smallest partical size
sand/gravel you can use with an U/G filter? Thanks.... ____Dan
"north-bound" McConnell Marshall, MI

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