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jim in paris

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help needed for a project
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:01:39 PM »

hi all
I 'm looking for your advice:
here is the problem

it's a project i have in the works in ajaccio at the villa:there is a grass track which leads to the lower entrance , with a slope at 41% on about 10 metres
it's like a garage driveway but longer and quite steep
I plan to find a kind of gripping track,to make it possible for a 2W-drive car to climb up/to drive up the slope
I don't want any cement ,
 because it will only be used occasionally

i wonder what i could use as material
i found some pvc matts which you can assemble
but at 10E a piece it would cost over 300 to make 2 tracks 30cmX10m

do you have any tips ?

thanx in advance

jim
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »

I am fascinated with grass/brick type of pavers.  These allow grass to grow in between them so the area does not have such an urban look.  I don't know if any of that might be of interest to you but there sure are a lot of great pictures on the internet of this style.
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 04:42:33 PM »

That is a very steep grade.  I'm not sure what to suggest that would be inexpensive, for only occasional use....
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 08:19:16 PM »

If that 41% grade is correct, and your car has the torque to climb it, I have a hard time imagining how you're going to hold any temporary surface in place. But if anyone has such a thing, it would be your Army Corp of Engineers.

I recommend a funicular. You know you've always wanted one.
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 09:51:34 PM »

And the next best thing to a funicular is a big tow truck with a long cable -- like the ones used for overturned trucks. Many villa owners keep one around for just this sort of thing.
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 10:27:47 PM »

Maybe an electric winch, firmly anchored at the top of the grade?
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 11:39:04 PM »

I have heard of chainlink fence used as a roadbed. 
Since I don't know what it is called in Europe here is a link.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain-link_fencing
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Re: help needed for a project
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 06:16:50 AM »

thanx for the inputs

i'm not sure of the 41% slope, will check that in april when i go to ajaccio


"If that 41% grade is correct, and your car has the torque to climb it, I have a hard time imagining how you're going to hold any temporary surface in place"

for the pvc matts i've seen they can be nailed into the ground with tent- spikes

i was thinking to assemble 2 rails of a gripping material, but what ?

the solution of brick and grass would be good: it needs to be explored

the winch is also a good solution

" chainlink fence used as a roadbed" that's good tip!
the cost would be low and the gripping could do the job
i have to try that on short distance next  month

thanx again

jim
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