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B&D Lawn Care

03-25-2006, 05:10 PM

I measured out a job this morning and am kinda stumped on the price to charge. Can I get some help please?What I have is 2 icecream shops here are the meas. by bed in feet...

1st shop

27x25

23x11

5x43

31x5

5x20

22x16

5x90

16x22

20x10

15x11

2nd shop

21x3

11x104

16x12

44x22

21x14

20x5

29x8

20x5

23x16

I know this looks like a lot but I took them this morning w/ my trusty measuring wheel.:)

stumper1620

03-25-2006, 06:07 PM

I measured out a job this morning and am kinda stumped on the price to charge. Can I get some help please?What I have is 2 icecream shops here are the meas. by bed in feet...

1st shop

27x25

23x11

5x43

31x5

5x20

22x16

5x90

16x22

20x10

15x11

2nd shop

21x3

11x104

16x12

44x22

21x14

20x5

29x8

20x5

23x16

I know this looks like a lot but I took them this morning w/ my trusty measuring wheel.:)

Ok here goes as I figure it,

Shop 1,

added up separately but totaled in the end, figuring 2 " deep is 490 Cu.ft. which is about 18 cu. yrds. Go with at least 20 to 25 to be sure you have enough.

now Shop 2

580 cu ft at 2 in deep or 21.6 cu yrds. go with 25 or 26 to be sure you have enough.

figure your cost of product and how much labor to get your prices.

it would really be nice and you probably would get more responses if you at least figure the total square footage yourself. also if you take a look at the stickies at the top of this forum you will see a sticky about mulch calculation and you could have done this yourself.

hope this helps, you didn't say what depth you were going to spread it at.

B&D Lawn Care

03-25-2006, 06:28 PM

it would really be nice and you probably would get more responses if you at least figure the total square footage yourself. also if you take a look at the stickies at the top of this forum you will see a sticky about mulch calculation and you could have done this yourself.

hope this helps, you didn't say what depth you were going to spread it at.

I did firgure it myself, I just wanted to see if I was off. I actually got 30 yds total myself. I went to mulch.com and couldn't really come up w/ an exact estimate. Instead of entering figures in I went bed by bed, totalled the sums and divided by 324. Thats how I came up w/ 30 yds.

Oh yeah thats a 3" thickness.

cclllc

03-25-2006, 07:30 PM

I did firgure it myself, I just wanted to see if I was off. I actually got 30 yds total myself. I went to mulch.com and couldn't really come up w/ an exact estimate. Instead of entering figures in I went bed by bed, totalled the sums and divided by 324. Thats how I came up w/ 30 yds.

Oh yeah thats a 3" thickness.

That's how I always fig. mulch.LxWxT/324

stumper1620

03-25-2006, 08:21 PM

I did firgure it myself, I just wanted to see if I was off. I actually got 30 yds total myself. I went to mulch.com and couldn't really come up w/ an exact estimate. Instead of entering figures in I went bed by bed, totalled the sums and divided by 324. Thats how I came up w/ 30 yds.

Oh yeah thats a 3" thickness.

where do you get dividing by .324, take LXWXT divide by 27 to get cubic yrds.

cclllc

03-25-2006, 08:41 PM

where do you get dividing by .324, take LXWXT divide by 27 to get cubic yrds.

Not.324 just 324.Example:20'x10'x3"/324=1.85 cu.yds.I think the 324 converts the mixed figures('AND") to cu.yds.It is easier to me than trying to fig. the thickness in decimals.You get the same amount.20x10x.25/27=1.85

stumper1620

03-25-2006, 08:53 PM

Not.324 just 324.Example:20'x10'x3"/324=1.85 cu.yds.I think the 324 converts the mixed figures('AND") to cu.yds.It is easier to me than trying to fig. the thickness in decimals.You get the same amount.20x10x.25/27=1.85

I never did claim to be brilliant at Math, formulas are not my strong point, thank god for calculators and cheater guides.

cclllc

03-25-2006, 09:04 PM

I never did claim to be brilliant at Math, formulas are not my strong point, thank god for calculators and cheater guides.

Me either.I almost flunked algebra.

dKoester

03-25-2006, 10:51 PM

LxW/.25 or 3 inches

cclllc

03-25-2006, 11:57 PM

LxW/.25 or 3 inches

Ain't that what I said?

:)

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