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Topic: New Story: Clemson Athletics taking unusual steps to dry out grass lots
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Borrow a fews coots. They blow hot air all the time.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 5:28 PM
 

Just saying....


But there were already complaints aboout the lots smelling


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 3:57 AM
 

like elephant pens from the manure that was spread a few weeks ago. Can you imagine what it would smell like after the coots left?

Think sewer plant. Mauldin Road at I-85 on a humid day or Hwy. 56 near Bush Field in Augusta just about any day of the year.


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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:41 PM
 

I got a hundred on astro turf, who's with me?

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Meh...kinda like killing fireants with rubbing alcohol and a blowtorch..


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:49 PM
 

Lotsa fun, but probably not too effective.

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 9:51 PM
 

Are they hiring? Getting to dry fields with a helicopter? Sign me up!

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I was there today and saw the chopper parked by the indoor


Posted: Oct 14, 2015 10:00 PM
 

Practice facility. There was also a tractor pulling a dryer and one disking up one of the lots trying to dry the dirt up. I think with these warm days we should be fine by Game time.


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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 11:08 PM
 

I know Clemson is an engineering school, but is this likely to produce a real benefit? Isn't the soil pretty high in clay concentration and, therefore really dense and slow to dry?


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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 12:29 AM
 

The optics are terrible. Libs will have a field day with this. Considering we apologized for the dining hall event and turned that into a fiasco, I fully expect we will have to buy carbon credits from Al Gore for this one!


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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 8:09 AM
 

This is such a common practice that I suspect there are proven metrics to decide when it's necessary. Seen videos like this for drying baseball and futbol fields inside stadiums plenty of times.


So exciting just one video wasn't enough. LOL


Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:10 AM
 

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:22 AM
 
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By any means necessary.


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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 1:31 PM
 

That is not going to do much good. It's still going to be wet right below the surface, unless they scraped some of it out first.

May work well on asphalt but not on mud.

They could've put that money towards stone (crush and run) at least in the worst places. Then pull the stone up at the end of the season and re-sod or plant.


Maybe the athletic department should purchase one of these...

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Posted: Oct 15, 2015 4:49 PM
 
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...for recruiting and drying the parking lots in the future.


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