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What exactly is builder's sand?

post #1 of 9
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I went to Home Depot to get a bag of builders sand to try it out.
They didn't know what it was.

I picked up some all-purpose sand as it had gritty particles that would suffice, for now, for grit.
Where can you get bags of builder's sand, and how is it different from what I purchased?

Thanks

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post #2 of 9

Builders sand is just a very coarse sand and often has small pebbles in it.

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I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #3 of 9

anyone know if beach sand in southern california will work?

post #4 of 9

yes

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #5 of 9

Builders sand is subjective to say the least. Its a term they use that builders use to backfill a foundation and grade a lot.Its screened down to filter out large stones and boulders, roots and what have you. Builders sand varies from region to region.
Like OPA said its just coarse sand,something like they put in certain concrete,like if you were doing a patio. Even kids play sand you can use its coarse.


Edited by duckinnut - 6/21/11 at 4:09pm

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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input!
Anyone know which chain stores carry it in S.E. Michigan?

Janice

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post #7 of 9

How much do you need to buy?  Depending upon the amount you would probably be better off buying from a dirt hauling contractor.

When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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When having problems with chickens stop and think, what would Harlan do?
I've dealt with many thorns in my life and the flower is always worth the effort.

6 Nest rollout nest box plans  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/287684/new-rollout-nest-design-picture-heavy-edited-1-21

Smoker plans http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/721017/opas-recirculating-smoker

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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

You're right about that...
I'm just trying to avoid a large pile of sand, which can seem overwhelming, on my driveway. roll

1 Papillon, 2 mill rescue Shih-Tzus, 1 Bantam Leghorn, 1 Australorp & 2 BR.
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post #9 of 9

would this be considered builders sand? 

 

  • Sakrete 60-lbs All-Purpose Sand
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    Add to CartSakrete 60-lbs All-Purpose Sand
    • Item #: 293189
    • Model #: NA
    • A screened and graded coarse sand
    • For landscaping, custom cement mixes and traction
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I would like to use it in my coop for the chickens.  I have heard a  lot of good things about this.  thanks,

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