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Sand near josselin

Posted by DrNana - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by Rooben - 4 years ago

Thank you for your replies - I'm glad I was able to stimulate the grey cells. Maths in the real world - love it. Let's hope the sun keeps shining.

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

Hi DN,   you are not getting senile, our volumes differ by less than a teaspooon full (known here as a coffee-spoon full).   When I bought a lorry load the tare gave 1.4 tonnes/m3.  Our builders yard will let you have two half-buckets in separate loads to save overloading a trailer... but that may be of no comfort to DrNana,  just know that lorries are usually too big to navigate to the exact spot in the garden!

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Posted by stogang - 4 years ago



0.4713  m3


Therefore half  a cube









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Posted by DN-434538 - 4 years ago

My back aching from gardening I thought I would try and make my mind work, the result I got to your query was,

474,4544 kilos

or just under half a tonne.

Working shown below.

That would be assuming your pool is going to sit exactly on the sand with no margin.

Pi R squared. gives you the area.

22/7 x (5x5)=78,57143 sq feet;

To get the volume multiply by the depth 2 inches is 1/6 of a foot

therefore the volume is 13.09 cu feet  which is equivalent to  0.370667 cubic meters.

Sand weighs about 1.28 Tonnes per cubic meter

Therefore multiplying the volume by 1.28 I got the above result.

Leroy Merlin are currently offering a Cu Meter of sand, enough for a 4inch bed for 49,90. (on promo)

Delivery cost depends on distance for Leroy.

I think my Maths is right, but senility is setting in so it might not be.

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Posted by Kanak - 4 years ago

Hi,  ages since I was at school, but if it's circular, about 75 sq.ft. at 0.093 sq/ft  per metre squared would be 7.3 sq m, which doesn't sound much, and depth 2", or 5.08 cm gives just about the trailer-full you can't transport, and regarding the price, you will find loose sand at a place like Quéginer or Bretagne materiaux much cheaper than Big-bags  (up to 90e plus delivery), but in the long term you may prefer a single clean amount rather than stuff outside the front door, unless you have other projects.... take a drawing/plan of your project and smile at your builders merchant!