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Old 07-01-2012, 11:02 PM
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By the truckload of anything is easier=cheaper=more profitable. You have it delivered and dumped on a tarp in the driveway. Then you use a wheelbarrow to move it where you need to. Working in small areas from one side to the other. A landscaper rake is good. I use a wide pushbroom to work it in. A chainlink fence drag can be used too. You do have tools right?
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:02 PM
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For 20 cu yd you will need about 260 bags of sand. Which comes out to be about $910 worth of sand. If you purchased bulk sand by the truckload you would pay around $475.

You don't need 20 cu yds anyway.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:04 PM
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Look up "fake rake" and a "lute"

http://turfgrass.com/planting/rake.html

A 10-12' 2x4" with a handle in the middle makes a nice leveler.

And just so you don't get screwed over, you should be charging no less than $160 per 1000 sq ft including materials.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:19 AM
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Wonder if this fella is still loading/unloading bags of sand?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:31 AM
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For 20 cu yd you will need about 260 bags of sand. Which comes out to be about $910 worth of sand. If you purchased bulk sand by the truckload you would pay around $475.

You don't need 20 cu yds anyway.
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That math works with 200 pound bags of sand

Try 1040 bags of sand
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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That math works with 200 pound bags of sand

Try 1040 bags of sand
I thought the number seemed low!

20 cu yards is 520 cu ft, two cu ft per bag is around 260 bags. Is a bag of sand not 2 cu ft?

I have not bought a bag of sand in many years.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:45 AM
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I thought the number seemed low!

20 cu yards is 520 cu ft, two cu ft per bag is around 260 bags. Is a bag of sand not 2 cu ft?

I have not bought a bag of sand in many years.
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Mulch is often 2 Cu, sand 0.5 Cu @ 50#
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:47 AM
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Mulch is often 2 Cu, sand 0.5 Cu @ 50#
I went off another posters measure above...based on 2 cu ft I was correct...I should have known, two cu ft of sand would be heavier than 50 pounds!
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I went off another posters measure above...based on 2 cu ft I was correct...I should have known, two cu ft of sand would be heavier than 50 pounds!
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Like I said, your math would include the use of 200# bags of sand.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:28 PM
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I think he realized he was in over his head.
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