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kirk1701

08-19-2012, 02:43 PM

Hey guys, need some math double checked here but think I'm right and think I done ended up with a bigger job then I expected.

I thought oh, 3 yards and its 6X that :dizzy:

Continued from here, check the 2 page last post with finished photo's:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=384141

Ok so I measured and from the side fence over to the other side of the shed, 53 feet. Back fence down to the walkway 34 feet.

Now since I'm obviously not putting bark down over the cement slab around the shed I figured that will be enough to cover the extra area going down the right side of the shed so.

53X34 = 1802 divide that by 100 http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/abs724/Smilies%20Hut/shrug.gif

since 3" thick will cover 100 SQ FT

I'm looking at 18 yards not 3 yards :cry:

Correct?

Duekster

08-19-2012, 03:21 PM

http://www.soilbuildingsystems.com/CubicYard.php

I come up with 5.95 yards. You measured something wrong or putting down way to deep.

kirk1701

08-19-2012, 03:40 PM

http://www.soilbuildingsystems.com/CubicYard.php

I come up with 5.95 yards. You measured something wrong or putting down way to deep.

Ok, how deep should I go?

What formula did you use to get 6 yards

I used the site you posted and others I found also and came up with the same number of yards both ways 18.

Your site I came up with 17 yards

Duekster

08-19-2012, 03:44 PM

Ok, how deep should I go?

What formula did you use to get 6 yards

I used the site you posted and others I found also and came up with the same number of yards both ways 18.

Your site I came up with 17 yards

I miss input. It is 17 yards. Actually 18 if you accept the 7% settling rate.

kirk1701

08-19-2012, 03:55 PM

I miss input. It is 17 yards. Actually 18 if you accept the 7% settling rate.

Yep, thats what I got and the bullet has done been fired so I can't undo the damage

Round-up the area yesterday :laugh:

Think I'll be safe going 1.5" deep?

3" is awful thick and I'm putting landscaping paper down "against my better judgement" lets just say women have the last word there ;)

Duekster

08-19-2012, 04:02 PM

Yep, thats what I got and the bullet has done been fired so I can't undo the damage

Round-up the area yesterday :laugh:

Think I'll be safe going 1.5" deep?

3" is awful thick and I'm putting landscaping paper down "against my better judgement" lets just say women have the last word there ;)

3" is about a minimum so expect to add more next year and maybe the following year.

kirk1701

08-20-2012, 04:03 PM

3" is about a minimum so expect to add more next year and maybe the following year.

10 yards on the way, see how far that gets me and go stingy on it :laugh:

Some places I don't have to do right away like won't be seen behind the shed.

Have some finished pics in a week or two in the other thread. Wanted to get this project done before I did any renovating and aerating for fall.

kirk1701

08-26-2012, 01:05 PM

All finished, fixing to post pics in the other thread here

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=384141

10 yards bought, still have 4 left :confused:

Needed 17 yards

53 Feet X 34 Feet

Learning curve here so someone explain how we ended up with 17 yards?

Duekster

08-26-2012, 01:09 PM

If the square footage is correct then the calculation vs actual lies in the depth.

54X34X.25= 459

459/27 =17

kirk1701

08-26-2012, 01:20 PM

If the square footage is correct then the calculation vs actual lies in the depth.

54X34X.25= 459

459/27 =17

Ok, your ariving at the same I did, different formula

Where did you get the .25 from and the 27 to divide into.

Still, I bet I used 6 yards I got about 4 yars left and trying to figure out where on earth I'm going to store it :laugh:

Duekster

08-26-2012, 01:22 PM

ok, your ariving at the same i did, different formula

where did you get the .25 from and the 27 to divide into.

Still, i bet i used 6 yards i got about 4 yars left and trying to figure out where on earth i'm going to store it :laugh:

3/12 = .25

kirk1701

08-26-2012, 01:34 PM

3/12 = .25

ok, now where did the 3 and 12 come from?

53x34 = 1802

1802/100 = 18 yards.

I probably went 2" deep at the start being stingy due to only having 10 yards. The closer I got to the end I went to 3" deep

kirk1701

08-26-2012, 02:00 PM

3/12 = .25

Ok I see

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=73311

Still the question remains how I have so much left over?

Only used half the required amount?

kirk1701

08-26-2012, 11:43 PM

Ok I figured where the extra pine bark came from :laugh:

Remember when I first started spreading I was going stingy? I had 10 yards and knew I needed 18 :rolleyes:

Right side of the shed the bark is about 2" thick and I didn't go all the way to the fence as there was bark there already I was extending out from there.

Before I put new in there and went thicker I wanted to see how much I could cover with what I had.

After I got the right side of the shed area done, seen I had plenty I started going 3" deep on the left side so now I have the area in back of the shed also done and started down the fence row freshening up that I'll have a little bit left to spread in the area on the right side and make that a bit thicker also.

But 18 yards?

Don't know where I'd have put it all I'm glad I stopped at 10 yards :clapping:

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