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Old 08-03-2020, 11:03 AM   #1
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Opinion...tongue jack block

I made a block for the tongue jack that will be dedicated to home on my driveway. I have a sloped driveway and I was wondering if using hard rubber on the bottom would give the block more grip, I have what appears to be trimmed portions from a Semi mudflap. I donít even know how long ago or why I wound up with them. It is tough stuff, similar to the rubber on heavy duty chocks or car tire rubber. Anyway, itís just waiting for a purpose. I wonder how it would perform in sub- zero weather. I wouldnít want to make the situation worse. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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Then again..wood has proved itself. I can’t resist using it for something. Maybe propane tank wear pads and other areas that get worn and beat up.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:47 PM   #3
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The coefficient of rubber is generally higher than the coefficient of wood, and rubber is more resistant to rot from water, so I would say it would be a good idea to put it on the bottom of your block.
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:40 PM   #4
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I’m sure you’re right. And if I’m accurate that it’s a heavy duty mudflap the subzero weather shouldn’t affect it much.
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