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Old 06-06-2014, 08:50 AM
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Two cubic yards of sand is A LOT OF SAND!

Two years ago my friends S.O. built me a 8 ft. by 8 ft. sandbox and I have bought countless 50lb bags of sand for it only to have it....disappear (seriously!).

This year I was determined to find someplace to do a bulk delivery. Well I had a little trouble converting feet to cubic yards and may have bought a little too much
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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Rofl....I did something similar with mulch.....
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:08 AM
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When my sandbox runs low dh goes and gets 1 just 1 scoop of sand in his pickup// This year he got 2 scoop and the bed of the truck was not full BUT the sand would not all fit . It was great fun until the big hill all ran out though LOL. Pretty sure that is FAR less than what you have. I think 2 cubic yard is what we get to top dress the gravel drive with new gravel
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:08 AM
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We did it with topsoil.
You could build your own beach right in your backyard!
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:11 AM
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LOL! We are at this very moment watching our delivery guy dumping the first load of sand in our new sandbox.

He sheepishly admitted it would take more than one load.

I had tried to tell him I KNEW how much I needed to fill the new sandbox but he estimated WAY less... he just now left with a quick "Guess I'll be right back.."

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Old 06-06-2014, 10:18 AM
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Cool sandbox BC!
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:22 AM
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Yep. We are going to (eventually, hopefully this summer but there are other things to pay for first) build a 6x6x (8 inches) sandbox. Will take a ton of sand. literally. the sand is the most expensive part!
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:30 AM
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We just took our sandbox out. We had too many kids trying to throw sand in other kids eyes. Also pouring sand out of the sandbox. My husband built a water table instead and the kids love it way more than the sandbox.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:45 AM
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When we redid the playground, we replaced all of the sand that had been there. Over the years, we'd had some trucked in to our driveway (the kids worked on bringing that pile to the playground for a couple of weeks, in kid-sized wheelbarrows, buckets, etc.) and added more each year after a wintertime "Beach Day" inside that included an indoor sandbox

So when it was removed, it was taken to be under-fill for someone's yard that was having all of their yard removed due to some environmental hazard. They weighed it -- 28 tons

I did not refill with nearly that much. And I'm a lot more careful to re-use our Beach Day sand again the next year. I don't ever want to pay for that removal again
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:55 AM
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LOL! We are at this very moment watching our delivery guy dumping the first load of sand in our new sandbox.

He sheepishly admitted it would take more than one load.

I had tried to tell him I KNEW how much I needed to fill the new sandbox but he estimated WAY less... he just now left with a quick "Guess I'll be right back.."
My dd is standing behind me as I look at your pic, asking, "Is this our house?"
We have that same little house sitting next to our sandbox.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:58 AM
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Yep. We are going to (eventually, hopefully this summer but there are other things to pay for first) build a 6x6 (8 inches) sandbox.

Will take a ton of sand. literally. the sand is the most expensive part!
Ours is 10x10 (1 foot deep).

It took 12,000 lbs to fill it within 2 inches of the top.

The washed sand is free here if you haul it yourself.

We hired someone to do it and it was less than $150 total.
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My dd is standing behind me as I look at your pic, asking, "Is this our house?"
We have that same little house sitting next to our sandbox.
Well, why isn't he here mowing the grass then?

Sheesh!
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:00 AM
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We just took our sandbox out. We had too many kids trying to throw sand in other kids eyes. Also pouring sand out of the sandbox. My husband built a water table instead and the kids love it way more than the sandbox.
We have pea gravel all over our playground for pouring/dumping/etc.....plus water tables. We have birdseed with sifting/pouring/accessories inside. I, personally, am NOT a fan of sand! QRIS allows us to use anything that will sift and birdseed counts for that.....used to rice would count but they eliminated food for play.
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Two cubic yards of sand is A LOT OF SAND!

Two years ago my friends S.O. built me a 8 ft. by 8 ft. sandbox and I have bought countless 50lb bags of sand for it only to have it....disappear (seriously!).

This year I was determined to find someplace to do a bulk delivery. Well I had a little trouble converting feet to cubic yards and may have bought a little too much


A cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. In case anyone needs to know this later.

So in your case, 2 cubic yards of sand would have been 54 cubic feet.



A 10 ft x 10 ft sandbox that is 1 foot deep is 100 cubic feet.

An 6 ft x 6 ft (1 foot deep) is 36 cubic feet.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:13 PM
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A cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. In case anyone needs to know this later.

So in your case, 2 cubic yards of sand would have been 54 cubic feet.



A 10 ft x 10 ft sandbox that is 1 foot deep is 100 cubic feet.

An 6 ft x 6 ft (1 foot deep) is 36 cubic feet.

Thanks Blackcat! I Kept saying to myself, "This is when I need all that math they taught in school!"
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:42 PM
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Two cubic yards of sand is A LOT OF SAND!

Two years ago my friends S.O. built me a 8 ft. by 8 ft. sandbox and I have bought countless 50lb bags of sand for it only to have it....disappear (seriously!).

This year I was determined to find someplace to do a bulk delivery. Well I had a little trouble converting feet to cubic yards and may have bought a little too much
How deep is it? By my calculations, 2 cubic yards is about right. Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong...

8 x 8 = 64

64/27 = 2.37

unless it's supposed to be 27/64 = 0.42

Good thing I'm just an early childhood educator. Or maybe they're using common core math.
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:57 AM
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Well, why isn't he here mowing the grass then?

Sheesh!
That was my daughter, but I will ask my son. Don't hold your breath though. I have been trying to get him to weed whack the back yard for three days...gonna have to do it myself.
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How deep is it? By my calculations, 2 cubic yards is about right. Maybe someone can tell me what I'm doing wrong...

8 x 8 = 64

64/27 = 2.37

unless it's supposed to be 27/64 = 0.42

Good thing I'm just an early childhood educator. Or maybe they're using common core math.
Your math is correct IF the OP's 8 ft x 8 ft sandbox is 1 foot deep.

If OP's sandbox was not 1 foot deep then the 2 cubic yards would have been too much.

My math (well DH's math ) was based on a sandbox being 1 foot deep
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:13 PM
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Your math is correct IF the OP's 8 ft x 8 ft sandbox is 1 foot deep.

If OP's sandbox was not 1 foot deep then the 2 cubic yards would have been too much.

My math (well DH's math ) was based on a sandbox being 1 foot deep
It is indeed one foot deep...and filled to the absolute brim!!! (and very mountain-ous in the middle lol)
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It is indeed one foot deep...and filled to the absolute brim!!! (and very mountain-ous in the middle lol)
Lol, well it should take a loooooong time for that to disappear!
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