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    I'm wondering how far a yard of river sand is going to go in a 9.5'x 6'run. Any idea how many yards it would take? Thanks so much!
     
  2. boskelli1571

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    According to Google, 1 cubic yard of sand should cover an area of 120-150 sq. ft to a depth of 1-2 inches. Your area of 9x6 (roughly) is about 54-60 sq. ft.[​IMG]
     
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  3. thomasboyle

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    A yard of sand is equal to a cube 3'x3'x3'. Your run is 6x9 (for simplicity's sake). Picture the cube of sand, and slice it into 1" thick slices, each 3x3. So you have a stack of 36 slices to lay out in your run. With your run, 6 slices will cover the surface area of the run. So you can do this 6 times, meaning you will end up with about 6 inches of sand in the run.
     
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  4. Egghead_Jr

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    3x3x3= 27 cubic feet. 6.5x9= 58.5 square feet.

    27 ft3/ 58.5 ft2 = 0.46 ft or .46x12= 5.5 inches depth of sand.
     

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