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Old 12-23-2012, 04:36 AM #1
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Need advice on how to lay turf

Hi guys,

My paintball field just got hold of some turf and we're wondering how we should lay it out. The turf is about 13 feet wide but we're not sure on how long it is just yet.

Any field owner out there with suggestions on how to do this properly? Oh almost forgot, it's for an xball field.

here's a picture from one of the rolls

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:06 PM #2
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I'm not a turf expert at all. Are you laying it outdoors or indoors? My guess is that will make a difference in the responses.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:44 PM #3
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hire someone to do it for you that way it gets done right the first time and you don't have to worry about it
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:32 AM #4
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:45 PM #5
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:47 PM #6
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:53 PM #7
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You define today need to set it up for the nppl requirements ( or psp p, it depends which you follow and play). I know with my old field they converted a indoor motor Plex, or a dirt bike track. They removed the dirt and took about 6 inches under the floor. They payed sand. Small stones, sand, large pieces of slate or a flat stone, sand, and some dirt. In that order. They did this because there was no floor. This is easier on the body than regular outdoor grass. After you pick up the shells and paint, all you have to do is hose the bunkers down.
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:25 PM #8
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Thats what i was gonna say. Perfect way to install turf.

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:39 AM #9
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Well the thing is my field is a non profit non commercial field. We barely have the funds to have it transported to the field so having people do it for us is not an option unless I win the lottery.

I've already Googled it and the question is not so much about the underground, drainage and connecting the pieces. What I wanted to know and forgot to mention is which way the strips should be placed. When standing at the break looking at the other side should the turf be placed vertically or horizontally?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:46 AM #10
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Well the thing is my field is a non profit non commercial field. We barely have the funds to have it transported to the field so having people do it for us is not an option unless I win the lottery.

I've already Googled it and the question is not so much about the underground, drainage and connecting the pieces. What I wanted to know and forgot to mention is which way the strips should be placed. When standing at the break looking at the other side should the turf be placed vertically or horizontally?
If you do it properly, it will make no difference. You have to puzzle it together to fit your space.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:01 PM #11
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Definitely don't lay it directly over concrete or any hard surface. I've played fields like that before. They're both slippery to run on and painful as hell to fall on.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:28 PM #12
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I'd say vertical from end to end...as much as possible. That's how the skydome staff told us to lay it. It makes it more "sliding friendly". Less hard edges for players to hang up on.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:54 AM #13
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overlap it so it doesnt come up or slip
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Don't overlap it....I'm not sure why you think that would be a good idea....

Lay it long ways with the long side of the field, this way you will have less seams that will be easy to catch.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:13 AM #15
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How long si each piece? Id lay it from one flag to the other vertically
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:36 AM #16
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You MAY have less seams if you lay it the long way, assuming the pieces are long enough.

Just out of curiosity, how do you keep the seams together on this stuff? Do you sew them?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:49 AM #17
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You MAY have less seams if you lay it the long way, assuming the pieces are long enough.

Just out of curiosity, how do you keep the seams together on this stuff? Do you sew them?
carpet tape and landscape stakes
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Don't overlap it....I'm not sure why you think that would be a good idea....

Lay it long ways with the long side of the field, this way you will have less seams that will be easy to catch.
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If your laying it on concrete it may slide
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:26 PM #19
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If your laying it on concrete it may slide
Duct tape along the seams? I have heard of people using fishing line to quickly stitch the seams together. Seems pretty labor intensive to me but might work.
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i've found a video on youtube. Basically glue and steak it down. Looks like it's going to cost a lot. Guess we'll have to start saving....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0aL9...ature=youtu.be
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give tigerpb a holler josh just installed a sweet turf field last year. I think he rented a special sewing machine to sew the seams of the turf. He can give you the full details.
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