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#### bobbygedd

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i need to fill a hole with topsoil. the hole is 40x18.5. also, it's 5"deep.

#### Scraper

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They look good...you did measure twice, correct?

#### bobbygedd

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what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?

#### GreenMonster

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are you really looking for an answer, or is this another quiz?

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Originally posted by bobbygedd
what looks good? oooo, i'm sorry, the question was, how many yards of top soil do i need?
You should be good with 12yds.

#### bobbygedd

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are you sure? are u positive? i came up with alot more

#### aries

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Sounds correct to me I came up with the same figure 12 yrds what are u coming up with bobby!

Joe

#### bobbygedd

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i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?

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Originally posted by bobbygedd
i'm commin up with 18 yds. 40x18.5=740 sq ft. one yd of soil covers 100 sq ft 2 " deep. so to cover this area at 2" deep would be 7.4 yds. but, i need 5 " so, i multiply the formula by 2.5, this equals 18.5 yds of topsoil. i cant screw it up, it's all wheelbarrowing and shoveling, through a tiny gate. i've always used the formula of 1 yd of soil, covers 100 sq ft, 2" deep. it's never failed me. am i wrong?
I came up with 12 also bobby.

Doesn't 1yd cover 100 sq. ft 3" deep?

#### SodKing

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11.417yds of loam to fill the hole

#### kris

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Allow for compaction 15-25%

#### Ground Master

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1 yard of soil covers 162 square feet at 2" not 100 sq ft

(40 x 18.5) x 5/12= 308 cubic feet/27=11.4 cubic yards

#### Zach76

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Take the 5 and divide by 12 to figure the depth in feet. Then multiply all dimensions and divide by 27.

.41' deep x 40' long x by 18.5' wide =303.40 then 303.40/27=11.23.

I'd get 12 yards.

#### bobbygedd

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ok, i'll sell it as 15 yds

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