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Old 10-06-2011, 05:49 PM
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figuring cubic yards???

got a mulch job to give a quote on. I need to know how to convert my square footage into cubic yards needed. thanks
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:08 PM
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http://www.gardenplace.com/content/c...ulch_calc.html
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:31 PM
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one cubic yard of mulch spread 2" deep = ~150 ft^2
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:37 PM
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length x width x depth desired of mulch in inches, divide by 12, then divide by 27. This will give you cubic yards.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:35 AM
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One cubic yard of mulch will cover approximately 10 feet x 10 feet three inches deep
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:23 PM
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A yard being 27 cu ft is a given. Other useful numbers to commit to memory are 1 cu ft is 1728 cu inches. One square foot is 144 sq inches or cubic inches if it is to a depth of 1". One gallon is about 231 cu inches. For every square foot of bed your trying to mulch to a depth of 1" you will needs .003 cubic yards.

You also need to realize that man in general is not a scientific mulching machine. Always factor in a fudge factor so you don't come up short. 10% is a decent fudge factor. I always keep a scientific calculator in my truck.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 PM
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I add 10% to every thing I bid. I learned the hard way about that, LOL

L x W x D/324 + 10% gets me there everytime. I don't go anywhere without my calculator and measuring wheel, these are must have's at all times.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:49 PM
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I add 10% to every thing I bid. I learned the hard way about that, LOL

L x W x D/324 + 10% gets me there everytime. I don't go anywhere without my calculator and measuring wheel, these are must have's at all times.
I do the same thing... I never found out the hard way and I don't plan on it either!
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