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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 01:49 AM »
60 Bags would be 2.2 cubic yards.
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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 06:50 AM »
Al,
Yes.

The breakdown.
24 bags of Clay King medium
15 bags Akadama medium
12 bags Akadama small
10 bags US pumice
10 bags Hyuga  (brown and yellow bags)
8 bags medium scoria (volcanic)
Kanuma sifted 6 or 7 bags of mixed sizes, a couple were partials.
I also had several prescreened 18 gallon tubs of prescreened/sifted small scoria! I also have a good deal of left over soil in the smalland large size ranges for next year- 7-8 eighteen gallon tubs.


Had to go count bags. I need a soil sifter, this represents the better part of five days work, but I am slow.
John
 

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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 10:53 AM »
Damn John that's a lot of sifting.  Go to the nearest cement co. and get yourself a mixer! LOL
 

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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 12:32 PM »
For that much sifting, you'd better with a dedicated tool rather than my little tool.
Rotating sifters, due to their simpler design should be far less expensive than oscillating ones.
http://www.hmdiffusion.com/Tamis-rotatif-a-materiaux-11-12941-p.htm
The problem with the one above is that there is only one size but it should be easily fixed by an external screen.

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bigDave

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2012, 10:23 PM »
  very relaxing. its kinda like another male hand shaking activity without the shame

new euphemism for that...siftin the fines
 

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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
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Jim Doiron

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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 08:29 PM »
Hey I was looking for something else and happened onto this site.  This seems like it would be perfect for an individual with a good size collection.  If anyone looks into it I would be interested to know what this one costs.  (I don't have enough trees to justify it now but maybe some day.)

http://www.midwesternind.com/porta-sifter-screener.php
 

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Re: Taisho-en soil sifter
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2012, 08:25 PM »
That looks like a cheaper option.

The larger ones that I have looked into cost $1-2k so I emailed them, maybe this one is a little cheaper?.