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Old 06-04-2010, 10:50 AM
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Concrete Sand in Small Quantities?

I'm doing my walkway and figure I only need about 6 or 7 cu. ft. of bedding sand. Can you purchase concrete sand in bags, or only in bulk? In the Rochester, NY area I found a couple of places that sell concrete sand, but only in bulk.

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:59 PM
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depends on who you buy it from.

call the supplier and ax them if they sell concrete sand in bags.



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Old 06-06-2010, 07:18 AM
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I'm doing my walkway and figure I only need about 6 or 7 cu. ft. of bedding sand. Can you purchase concrete sand in bags, or only in bulk? In the Rochester, NY area I found a couple of places that sell concrete sand, but only in bulk.

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Why don't you just buy 6 or 7 bags of what Home Depot or Lowes sells for a child's sand box?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:44 AM
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That is bad advice on the play sand. A few people will bag their sand for you but at a cost much greater than bulk. We have no problem getting small quantities of material. However our suppliers know us and might feel different about someone wanting to shovel their own 500 lbs of sand into the trunk of their Camry.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:42 AM
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If you'd like flapjack, for $3.00 / phone call I can call your local suppluers for you and ask if they sell bagged sand. For an additional $1.00 / call, I can obtain pricing.


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Old 06-06-2010, 10:48 AM
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That is bad advice on the play sand. A few people will bag their sand for you but at a cost much greater than bulk. We have no problem getting small quantities of material. However our suppliers know us and might feel different about someone wanting to shovel their own 500 lbs of sand into the trunk of their Camry.
Bad advice??? Why? That which I have seen seems to be fairly coarse and it will only be used as fill.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:33 PM
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When I said that I found a couple of places that sells it, but only in bulk, what I meant was that I did call around to suppliers and the ones I did call would not sell it in bags. However, after more local searching and asking around I finally found exactly what I was looking for. It will only cost you $5.00 to find out what and where
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Bad advice??? Why? That which I have seen seems to be fairly coarse and it will only be used as fill.
"play sand" that is available around here is too fine and holds a lot of moisture. Perhaps a regional thing.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:20 AM
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"play sand" that is available around here is too fine and holds a lot of moisture. Perhaps a regional thing.
Perhaps it is. I doubt if it would make any difference for what Flapjack is intends to use it for.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:36 PM
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I sometimes see homeowners filing up 5gal buckets with material and getting weighed out on the scale
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