How to Use a Plate Compactor

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hey this is rich I'm working with my

brother Dave we're renovating a large

lake house and today's project this is a

brand new fire pit in patio area and

what we want to do is put pavers over

this patio in order to accomplish that

the first thing we did is we put down a

gravel base and this base is that's

about four to six inches of gravel and

then over that we're going to put an

inch of sand and then on top of that

we'll lay our pavers so basically

there's two ways to compact the gravel

you may have seen there's a small like

tamper it's those are about $30 and they

sell them in the hardware stores it's

just little like about a foot square

steel bottom and then there's a wood

pole you just tamp down with with that

tool but the thing about that is it's

not all that effective so if you want to