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    #4366278 - 07/03/05 02:25 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Someone I know is trying to figure out about how many PSI it takes to compress a compost product into a brick like coir comes as.

10 - 12 - 15 - 20 ton hydraulic press do the trick?

Any wizard out there that can refer me to an answer that is credible, I owe you one.

"Someone" :rolleyes: doesn't want to buy the wrong press.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: agar]
    #4366530 - 07/03/05 04:24 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i guess it really all depends on the density of the coir or the compost he's trying to compress. Also, how much at a time, how big of a brick, and what kind of material in the compost?


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: agar]
    #4366539 - 07/03/05 04:27 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yeeah sorry agar i tried to finally be able to help you with a long search on the net but i just cant find the info you want.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: lemon_lw]
    #4366617 - 07/03/05 04:58 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yah, lemun, id say you need the specifics before you could use a search to help you.  Because, if he's trying to compress only a small amount (IE a lb) he wouldnt need a big of a press if he was trying to compress a large amount (IE 10 lbs).  We require specifics!!! :laugh:


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: coda]
    #4366717 - 07/03/05 05:41 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Sorry man, I looked for a while, but couldn't find the answer for you. I emailed a company that compresses the coir so hopefully they get back to me with an answer. If so, I will let you know what they say.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: Amazoniandreams]
    #4366876 - 07/03/05 06:54 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

why dont youjust call the company that produces the coir bricks. say your doing a reaserch paper for your 9thgrade calss and they'll have to help


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: coda]
    #4367074 - 07/03/05 08:39 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks for giving it a shot - guys.


The material is fine (as pictured), he wants to compress 22 to 25 lbs of it into a 12x3x13 inch brick.

Most coir appears to be made in India, Sri Lanka & such places the other side of the world. I do have an email in to a place in the Philippines that makes such bricks. No answer yet.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: agar]
    #4367161 - 07/03/05 09:06 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The more compressed the better? :smirk:

I looked and couldn't find out either =/

lol...But i'd say 20 :grin:

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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #4367175 - 07/03/05 09:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

The more compressed, the more weight that will fit in a package :wink:.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: agar]
    #4367671 - 07/04/05 12:00 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

hmmm i dunno if this is gonna help you, but its a neat find just the same. link


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: coda]
    #4368102 - 07/04/05 02:36 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Thanks, Bro.

I'm just looking for a PSI number. The press - he can afford. He just don't want to buy the wrong one. I sent you a PM.

EDIT:

He has X number of tons of the the substrate above to brick up.
Anyone that comes up with the right PSI number (to get that done - with a hydraulic ram press), gets a FREE BOX & he will pay postage.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: agar]
    #4368313 - 07/04/05 03:33 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

hehe yah, i tried searching for machines that dealt with bulk material, but, it kept coming up with light to heavy industrial tool presses. Hopefully my friend can find an answer for you.


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Re: Off Topic - but myco related (sort of) [Re: coda]
    #4368585 - 07/04/05 04:55 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Hint: Patents may give some answers..

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Briquettes may be extruded, stamped, or pressed, employing compaction pressures in excess of 1000 psi, and preferably in the range of 2000 to 10,000 psi




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Samples with density of 2,400 to 2,800 lb/cuyd yield values of compressive strength of 8,000 to 10,000 psi and Hardgrove Index of 60 to 80.




http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parse...mp;f=S&l=50

The brick he wants has density of ~2200 to ~2500 lb/cuyd ...
So maybe 8000psi is enough - don't know really..


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