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Old 05-31-2004, 12:44 AM
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Measuring By The Yard

Does this sound right?One of my wheelbarrows is 8 cu.ft. so three heaping wheelbarrows should equal a yard wich is 27 cu.ft. am i right?The reason im asking is when i give an estimate for say 6 yards of mulch and then pick up 6 yards of mulch from supplier and actually use all of it at the cust. house,a couple of times i have kept track of how many wheelbarrow loads i have used and it comes up to more than six yards measuring by the wheelbarrow load.It seems to me then that i underestimated the job a bit and the supplier gave me more than 6 yards of mulch.However if i estimated the job at 6 yards and picked up 6 yards and used it all then maybe it really doesn't matter how many wheelbarrow loads i used.does any of this make any sense? Holy crap it is 12:40 AM AND I HAVE TO BE UP BY 6:OO.I better get to bed.
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:26 AM
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yes, 27 cu feet is one yard
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:29 AM
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3 Wheelbarrows is 24 cu feet

if a wheelbarrow is 8 cu ft, then 3 is 24 cu ft. You would have 3 co ft left, almost 1/2 wheelbarrow.
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:32 AM
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And it "fluffs up" from being shoveled (or pitchforked)...more air taking up more space.
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Old 05-31-2004, 02:24 AM
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I think 13 .2 bags =1 yrd someone correct me if i'am wrong?
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:23 AM
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I think 13 .2 bags =1 yrd someone correct me if i'am wrong?
It would actually be 13.5 bags but your close enough for gov't work
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Old 05-31-2004, 08:53 AM
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I would say that if you use the same supplier every year then it doesn't matter. If you pay for 6 yards and use it all then you are right on.
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Old 05-31-2004, 09:48 AM
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Most of the time the guys loading your trailer or truck don't even pay attention to how much they load. The bucket is a certain size, but people will overfill or underfill the bucket when they are getting it out of the pile. I have ordered 8yards of red ochre and they gave me almost 11.. And I'm 100% sure I measured right..
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Old 05-31-2004, 12:08 PM
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So if you have some left over, sell it to the next guy!
A few snacks delivered to the mulch guys can pay off in a big way too.
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