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How Much?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KerryB, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    Ok I've searched and searched and probably overlooked it, so if I have please forgive me.
    My question is how do I convert a 40lb bag of cow manure to sq ft of sq yds or anything sq, lol?Please help. Thanks in advance.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Well, you can't really have a perfect formula for converting weight into volume, without knowing the density of the material you're working with. Not to get gross, but if that 40# is really wet and soft, it'll fill a small volume (per unit weight) than it would if it were dry.

    If I were a bettin' man, I'd say a 40# bag translates into about 1 1/2 cubic feet. From that you can calculate any volume you'd like. But be careful - if my guesstimate is even a little off and the area in question is very large, the error will also be very large.
  3. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    Thanks Stonehenge,
    Your right is usually is a little on the wet side.
    Thanks for your help.
  4. Lawn doctor, in order to get your accurate weight, put the manure in your oven for a couple hours at I believe 120 degrees, that should dry it out for you so that you get an accurate weight.

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