Has anyone used a product called Dry My Field before. If I am reading it right a 10lb bucket of the stuff is supposed to do the same thing as a 40 bag pallet of 50lb bags of turface or quickdry. The cost looks like it ends up a little cheaper as well. Just wodnering if anyone has had any experience with it yet.
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We used some last year. The product has to be 'worked'. You add a bit ( very small amount) and rake it in.. and rake it... and rake it.
Stuff does work wonders....
If you had several puddles to dry and 2-3 people and 15-20 min. works well.
I'd hate to have to 'work' an entire infield to get to play ready... BUT, with enough rakes and folks it's possible.
Have not used it on a mound.... don't think I 'd want to try that.
That does look pretty impressive... a little labor intense.

Here is what I use. Sawdust. I get it for free from a place that makes cabinets. You take a large garbage bag of it and drop it straight on the puddles. Walk on it and soak up the water.

The sawdust stays on top of the soil and you remove the sawdust with a rake and shovel after it's dry or after the game is over.

I've had really good luck with it. The sawdust i use is in shaving form,...

obviously, if i had a big league budget i wouldn't use it, but it's pretty darn good.
Originally Posted by Stats4Gnats:

Just out of curiosity, have you even considered a tarp? My guess is you can get a pretty darn good IF tarp for less than $2K. Of course there’d still be the occasional need for some quick help, but it should be really cut down a lot.

Yeah, we have a tarp (but it cost a lot more than $2K, ha). Still need to dry the occasional area as you mentioned. 

 

Interesting that DryMyField merged with Rain Out and now they are one company making the same thing.  I'm just curious what is in the bucket?  I'm assuming it is sodium polyacrylate.  That is the chemical that is found in diapers that absorbs about 300 times it's weight in water.  I can't imagine what else they'd add to it....so why not get some sodium polyacrylate for about $10 a pound and use it?  it's obviously safe enought to put next to a baby's bottom, so it isn't dangerous.  I hate to interfere with their marketing, but I'd be curious to get some S.P. and try it...

 

Originally Posted by TCB1:

Interesting that DryMyField merged with Rain Out and now they are one company making the same thing.  I'm just curious what is in the bucket?  I'm assuming it is sodium polyacrylate.  That is the chemical that is found in diapers that absorbs about 300 times it's weight in water.  I can't imagine what else they'd add to it....so why not get some sodium polyacrylate for about $10 a pound and use it?  it's obviously safe enought to put next to a baby's bottom, so it isn't dangerous.  I hate to interfere with their marketing, but I'd be curious to get some S.P. and try it...

 

If rain out is indeed made of sodium polyacrylate, I'm indebted to you TCB1! As you said, it's only about $10 per lb. and sold as "paint hardener" to make the disposal of paint easier and safer. A pretty good value when you compare to $25 per pound when sold for baseball fields! Thanks for the info. 

 

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