Two Tons of Sand

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JoieD, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason i thought 2 tons of sand, 4000 pounds, would be this Ginormous amount, maybe 12 feet high ! I kept waiting for the guy to dump the rest of it. At one point he climbed up into the dump truck with a shovel and I thought he just has to knock the rest of it loose. I felt pretty silly. So here's a visual for those of you like me who can't imagine 2 tons of anything! By the way, I have an 8x14 run and it has about 4 inches of asphalt sand now. I thought I would get 6 inches and have some left over. Looks kind of like the sand at a lake beach in Ohio. Coarse with a few small rocks. Not dusty at all.
    This is my somewhat elderly Golden Retriever, Max

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  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it doesnt go far and it never seems to be quite as much as you thought!
     
  3. Shayna

    Shayna I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

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    I would've thought it would be more too, however that reminds me how every time I go to the store for a 50lb bag of playsand I am amazed at how small the bag is, yet so heavy! Just like a solid rock I suppose, makes sense.
     
  4. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, after I thought about it I remembered it took 4 of those 50 lb bags to fill up the sandbox turtle for the kids when they were little.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Doesn't look like a lot at all. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for it? [​IMG]
     
  6. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sand itself was about 22.00 a ton, but I ended up paying about 70.00 altogether because of the delivery charge. Even though I only live 3 miles from the quarry. I need a truck or a good friend with a truck!
    Still half the price of buying by the bag.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Keep in mind that the wetter the sand is when they load it the less you are going to get. (wet sand weighs more than dry sand do to moisture). [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Funny you mentioned this, I just asked my husband to get me another load of sand to put in the runs before winter hits. I believe I've raked out alot of the sand when I rake out the poop each day. The sand was getting a bit thin......
     
  9. JoieD

    JoieD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did think about the moisture and it was a little damp. If I had waited to have it delivered until it completely dried out though, with our Ohio weather, I'm afraid I would have been waiting until next summer! It's done and I feel better.
     
  10. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    lol! I love Max! Guarding his mountain of sand like he shoveled it himself [​IMG]
     

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