cubic feet into yards

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by puddin' pie, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. puddin' pie

    puddin' pie LawnSite Member
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    I want to buy bulk mulch, i have a customer that buys 20 cubic feet, how many yards is this? what is the formula
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    1 cubic yard is 27 cubic feet. 3x3x3=27.
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    20 cubic feet is the equivalent of 10 bags of mulch from home depot...

    1 cubic yard of mulch will cover about 100 square feet 3" deep 10'x10'x.25'(3")

    One pallet of mulch generally has enough bags to equate 4.5 yards.
  4. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
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  5. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 270

    What he said.
  6. DJL50

    DJL50 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I get asked this all the time in my Garden Center. It takes 13.5, two cu. ft. bags of mulch to = 1cu. yard.
  7. WigginsLandscaping

    WigginsLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    All the info above is correct. I have a calculator that I bought at Home Depot that does all the conversions I need for estimating. They keep them close to the tool area at mine. It is yellow and about 7-10 bucks. Helps on alot of jobs.
  8. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what's the difference in 1 cubic yard and------ 1 yard?
    inquiring minds want to know.;)
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    One yard is 3 feet or 36 inches long. Nothing more, nothing less....a cubic yard is a box(cube) one yard long on each side.or 27 cubic feet 3x3x3

    IN many case though when you go to a nursery or supply house, folks say "hey I need a yard of mulch" meaning cubic yard....since getting 36" of mulch would be pretty useless....
  10. bishoplandscape

    bishoplandscape LawnSite Member
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    Seriously you should n't be in business if you don't even know this basic of math.:dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

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