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Postby bigedd » Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:19 am

6000 feet x 20ftwide x 6 inches thick of gravel. How many tons of gravel do I need.

Re: gravel

Postby Dirtman » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:40 am

bigedd wrote:6000 feet x 20ftwide x 6 inches thick of gravel. How many tons of gravel do I need.

6000' * 20' * 0.5' = 60000 ft^3
60000 ft^3 / 27 yd^3 = 2222.22 yd^3
2222.22 yd^3 * 3400 lbs/yd^3 = 7,555,556 lbs
7,555,556 lbs / 2000 = 3777.78 tons

Open question so answer is approximate. More information is needed.

Assuming loose wet gravel from S&G pit using standard weights of materials chart. Actual weight of gravel needs to be determined at S&G scales. No compaction is calculated.

If this is a road, use crushed base instead.
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