MOT ballast?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by teabreak, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Just wondering what does mot stand for when describing base
    layer materials?
    Ta!
     
  2. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Believe it or not -
    Ministry Of Transport.
    Apparently because they are the government body who decides it
     
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Simple!:eek:
     
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  4. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Thanks I had racked my brains for possible combinations, never thought of that one!:D:D
     
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  5. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    I also couldn’t think what words the letters MOT stood for in relation to the product.
    Had to search the internet because I needed to know
     
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  6. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    Thanks replied on KAIB's post then my posting went to hell in a hand cart when I tried to edit it!
     
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  7. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    :D:D
     
  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Don't expect a plumber to know that.[​IMG]:)

    And 1 tonne of MOT Type One is required to cover 10.1 square metres at a depth of 50mm, or 1.98 cubic metres.:D
     
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  9. DIYDave.

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    Isn’t it also as MOT used to be mainly road scalpings from resurfacing road works

    Think scalpings are still used as well as other materials for MOT layer
     
  10. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    The only MOT I know about is once a year on my car. :D
     
  11. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

  12. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Thanks Kiab but I’m actually fantastic at getting to sleep and have no need for any outside stimuli. On the odd occasion I do (very rarely) then a slug of something tasty and alcoholic hits the spot

    As for bedtime reading, it’s either the SF catelogue or another fine publication, know as chefs p orn, the mighty Nisbets Catelogue :)

    Been through the Kama Sutra 3 times and after putting my back out, never again I vowed :mad:
     
  13. ramseyman

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    KIAB think there may be something wrong with your conversion. I’ve always found 1 tonne of type 1 is equivalent to just over half a cubic metre compacted so for an area 10m by 1m at 50mm deep, equals 10x1x.05 you need about 1 tonne as that’s half a cubic metre agreed but don’t get ‘1.98cu ms’ ?? Unless I’m misreading something?
     
  14. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select

    He has forgotten to invert it! 1/1.98 = 0.50505050505

    And his original sum of 10.1 sq m x 50mm deep is 0.505 cu m
     
  15. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Blame my calculator/or idiot using it.:oops::(
     
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  16. Pollowick

    Pollowick Screwfix Select


    Abacus!
     
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  17. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    @ 50mm i allow 9M2 per tonne, not to far out in guessimates. :D:D
     
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  18. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    That's no way to describe a fellow poster. :eek:
     

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