# yards of concrete

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 8:48 pm
formula for required yars for 9'X12'X 4' deep

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 8:59 pm
Avast 'er maty....only one yar required, 'or 'omethin that deep!

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 9:08 pm
Andy replies:
9'X12'x4' is 432 cubic feet
There are 27 cubic feet per cubic yard.
Carry on,
Andy

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 9:10 pm

That's a very thick slab.
Nick

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 9:22 pm
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Yeah, on the off chance it was 4" thick it is ((9*12)*(4/12))/27 or about 1 -1/3 yards

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 10:02 pm
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That's a Jimmy Hoffa slab.
Steve

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• posted on September 25, 2006, 11:31 pm
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Well, how much do you sutract from 432 cubic feet to account for one Jimmy Hoffa? remember, he was a fairly big fella......

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• posted on September 26, 2006, 1:55 am
On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:31:04 -0400, "John Beckman"

Easy, 55 gallon drum, about 6.8 cu/ft

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 10:06 pm
It is usually good to calculate the number of cubic yards based on 25 cubic feet per yard, this avoids running short due to spillage and/or for extra deep spots that need more material. Running short can be quite a problem when trying to get it finished before it starts to set, so some overage is always better, unless you are buying from a truck that mixes it as you take it and you pay according to a meter on the truck.

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 11:57 pm
Nice tip. Darrell

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 10:16 pm
Tommy wrote:

Four FEET deep?
15.6
Four inches?
1.32

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 11:03 pm

Damn, that must be a BIG flag pole.

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• posted on May 17, 2006, 11:14 pm
On Wed, 17 May 2006 15:48:15 -0500, "Tommy"

Shortcut ... 81 sq/ft per yard at 4" thick

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 12:12 am

What is sad is all the tax dollars we give to fund public education. this is fifth grade math. I want my money back.

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 12:24 am

Remember, Ed. We now live in the liberal era. Whether you are stupid or not doesn't matter. It's most important that you don't feel bad about feeling stupid. Or make some stupid person feel bad about feeling stupid.
HTH.
Steve, who wants to go back to the old ways and days

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 12:34 am

There you go again Edwin :):)
The little dumb-asses feel good about themselves. Isn't that what really matters?
Colbyt

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 3:04 am
Yeah, try to get one of the High school genius' to count change back to you at the cash register. They can't do it.
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Steve Barker

"Edwin Pawlowski" < snipped-for-privacy@snet.net> wrote in message

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 5:23 am

I particularly like it when they wad it into a semi ball and drop it all in your hands, bills, change, and all.
Steve

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• posted on May 18, 2006, 7:03 pm

That's not really quite fair. Every time I've had an encounter with a 16 yo. cashier/food server who couldn't figure out how to make change, there's been another one right next to them rolling their eyes in disgust, and a 17/18 y.o. shift manager shift manager visibly supressing the urge to euthenise the poor stupid bastard on the spot.
THe trouble isn't that nobody who graduates from high-school learns/knows anything, it's that people graduate whether they learn/know anything or not.
I look at it this way: If the people at McDonalds are too stupid to count to six, the economy's in pretty good shape. If the people at McDonalds can rationally discuss relativity, then it's time to look to your hedge fund...

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• posted on May 20, 2006, 2:03 pm
Goedjn wrote:

Excellent! LOL :-)
Mark