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Old 10-12-2017, 12:27 PM
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Cement fiber board (Hardie and other brands) is really only an issue when it's being cut and is throwing dust in the air that can be inhaled/ingested. It's not absorbed through skin or anything like that. I'd have no problem using teepads made out of this material.

Whether or not it makes a good teepad probably depends a lot on the environment. Hardie is notorious for absorbing moisture when it's installed too close to ground level. In the winter this water tends to "blow out" the Hardie do to the freeze thaw cycle.

I'll stick with carpet remnants on my own course.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:28 PM
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Did he say Home Deppo

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:38 PM
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It's probably not as severe as it sounds however Category 1 carcinogens are proven to cause cancer in humans and animals. "The classification in this category is largely based on human evidence, human studies that establish a causal
relationship between human exposure to a substance and the development of cancer."


I'm all for temporary solutions and cheap alternatives to anything in this world but there's no need to sacrifice safety. Those panels end up turning into dust (when unfinished) and that dust is toxic.

We tested some temporary stuff but nothing worked better for a quick and cheap solution than rubber athletic flooring or turf w/ a rubber pad on a wooden panel and metal frame.


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Old 10-12-2017, 01:48 PM
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Before we moved, I had plans to make some portable teepads for my home course.

I was going to attach a couple of pallets together and top with carpet remnants. Depending on how the pallets were constructed, maybe some plywood between pallets and carpet. Assuming I could get the pallets for free from my employer, cost would be less than $20 per tee.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:50 PM
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I actually just played on these today. They installed these on holes X1 and X2 at the Ponds at Lakeshore in MI. It has been rainy/wet for the past few days and both tees were not slick at all even though they were about 50% covered in fall leaves.

Of course they were new so they were in good condition. But they were as effective as all the other teepads when wet.

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:28 PM
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Funny, I had never heard of the guy, but I listened to the video and thought, he sounds like he's from Michigan, and lo and behold, he's from A^2. Seems like you'd have to get the subgrade level before these things would be useful. And it doesn't seem like they'd be good in an area that retains water.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:23 PM
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http://www.jameshardie.com/pdf/msds-...um-density.pdf

It's also a Category 1 Carcinogen. Contains Crystalline Silica and Carbon Black...pretty icky stuff.
C'mon Dude, throwing out the "Cat 1 carcinogen" accusation seems kind of heavy handed. A lot of things are technically Cat 1 carcinogens, including sunlight, alcohol, wood dust, salted fish, playground sand, etc. Doesn't mean much without understanding how the substance actually causes cancer. Yes, if prior to each drive you kneel down, whip out a battery-powered grinder and inhale some freshly ground cement dust, over the course of your lifetime you will probably increase the likelihood of getting cancer. But using these tee pads the way they are designed wouldn't impact your probability of getting cancer one iota.

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Yes, if prior to each drive you kneel down, whip out a battery-powered grinder and inhale some freshly ground cement dust, over the course of your lifetime you will probably increase the likelihood of getting cancer. But using these tee pads the way they are designed wouldn't impact your probability of getting cancer one iota.
You have to understand that it is part of my driving routine.

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:19 AM
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You have to understand that it is part of my driving routine.
Pretty much SOP for me also.
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What if I routinely beat my head against the tee after shanking drives into trees?

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