Just out of curiosity, does anyone *really* now what they do with them?
I have never seen a real sandbag in person, but what I have seen in
newsreels, etc., they used to be made of canvas, and now seem to be made
of a fibreglass weave, which would mean that they might be reusable,
since canvas is a natural product and will deteriorate, and fibreglass
: I read web sites that hinted that sandbags cannot be used repeatedly?
: Is this true? Can't they be simply allowed to dry out and reused.
As others have mentioned, yes you can 'save' sandbags. The sack
(plastic/canvas) will dry out faster when empty. Full, I doubt if a bag
would 'ever' dryout if full... Unless you live in a desert clime... And then
of course you have plenty of sand for refilling . ;-)
The purpose of a sandbag is not to 'soak up' water, but to divert/contain
Rick - who lives were used up sand bags go to retire.
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I suppose you could reuse them, dry them out if possible or leave them
where they were until they fall apart. Where areas have been flooded
they dispose of them because of contamination with chemicals, mold,
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