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What are dimensions of 10 yards of dirt

Posted on 03/25/2007 3:27:21 PM PDT by Upton O. Goode

I had someone give me a price for "10 yards of top soil".


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I had someone give me a price for "10 yards of top soil". Is this cubic yards or is there some other commonly referred to yardage for soil?
1 posted on 03/25/2007 3:27:21 PM PDT by Upton O. Goode
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To: Upton O. Goode

I'm thinking yard by yard by yard - 10 in each direction


2 posted on 03/25/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Upton O. Goode

cubic yards. But 10 piles of one cubic yard. not 10x10x10.


3 posted on 03/25/2007 3:30:03 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (In this (political) War, Republicans are gutless appeasers. -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.


4 posted on 03/25/2007 3:30:24 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Upton O. Goode

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22yards+of+topsoil%22&btnG=Google+Search


5 posted on 03/25/2007 3:30:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Upton O. Goode

10 cubic yards of dirt.

One cubic yard is 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 feet = 27 cubic feet.

Ten yards of dirt would be 270 cubic feet of topsoil.


6 posted on 03/25/2007 3:30:52 PM PDT by Qout
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To: SoftballMominVA

Yes, it would be cubic yards. From that it is easy to calculate how far it would spread to any particular thickness.


7 posted on 03/25/2007 3:30:59 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: SoftballMominVA

That would be 1,000 cubic yards.


8 posted on 03/25/2007 3:31:13 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (In this (political) War, Republicans are gutless appeasers. -- Ann Coulter)
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To: Upton O. Goode

If it's a nursery, they usually mean cubic. An 8' bed of a pickup is about 2 yds, and that is cubic. Hope this helps a little.


9 posted on 03/25/2007 3:32:35 PM PDT by Not just another dumb blonde
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To: Upton O. Goode

Ten Yard Dump body.

10 posted on 03/25/2007 3:34:30 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Upton O. Goode

It's typically 2" for depth and 3x3 yards (or 9.??? x 9.??? ft.) I get a 4 yards of mulch every year and this means I can cover a an area 15.5' X 15.5' to a depth of 2".


11 posted on 03/25/2007 3:34:41 PM PDT by RedWing9 (No tag here... Just want to stay vague...)
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To: Upton O. Goode

I am pretty sure he is referring to a quanty of 10 1 yard cubes of dirt, which is how they measure concrete. So the size of the actual cube would be the cube root of 10 or 2.1544 yard or 77.55 inch cube. What is more practical though is to know what size area you plan to spread it and then determine how many inches of soil that is.


12 posted on 03/25/2007 3:36:26 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: SoftballMominVA

Thanks, that's what I would think, if it were cubic yards, but there is no way this guy delivered, in my driveway, a pile of dirt that was 30 feet by 30 feet by 30 feet. Also, there is no way he delivered a pile that was 1 yard by 1 yard by 10 yards, ie., 3 feet by 3 feet by 30 feet high. The guy delivered a pile that was about 3 feet by 3 feet by 3 to at most 4 feet high. I can't see how that is 10 yards, but he charged my 30 dollars per yard, i.e. $300.00. I think he ripped me off.


13 posted on 03/25/2007 3:36:44 PM PDT by Upton O. Goode
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To: Upton O. Goode

1 yard = a cube 3 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot
which = 27 cubic feet
so 10 yards would = 270 cubic feet
which would cover an area of 270 square feet 1 foot in depth
or at only half that depth twice the area (540 sqft)
540 sqft would be a 23ft by 23ft area (approx)


some allowance should be made for the settling as dirt is delivered in a loose state


14 posted on 03/25/2007 3:41:23 PM PDT by cmet
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To: RedWing9

Thanks, I think that must be what it is (see my previous comment on 10 cubic yards). These measurements sound more in line with what he delivered. However, I think the price was excessive.


15 posted on 03/25/2007 3:42:03 PM PDT by Upton O. Goode
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To: Upton O. Goode
Three hundred dollars for 10 yards of topsoil delivered is a fair price, at least in the northeast.

You can google prices for your area. I did one quick one and it's 31.50 per yard delivered in western NY.

http://www.schreiberwinkelman.com/2005__topsoil__prices1.htm
16 posted on 03/25/2007 3:54:57 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: Upton O. Goode

Stop Payment. unless there was a pile that would fill to the brim, that truck inpost #10, my FRiend, you got hosed


17 posted on 03/25/2007 3:55:54 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Another way to look at it, topsoil weighs roughly a ton a yard, so 10 ton will be around 200 wheelbarrows full @ 100 lbs each


18 posted on 03/25/2007 4:01:28 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Upton O. Goode

Ten yards would would cover an area about 10 x 10 by about six feet high when dumped out of a truck. If it was not a dump truck, a fairly big one at that, then you got taken.


19 posted on 03/25/2007 4:07:14 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: Upton O. Goode

Would you like an acre of water to go with that 10 yards of topsoil?


20 posted on 03/25/2007 4:08:31 PM PDT by RightWhale (Treaty rules;commerce droolz; Repeal the Treaty)
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To: Upton O. Goode

Its cubic yards.


21 posted on 03/25/2007 4:11:37 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Upton O. Goode

You can get any amount, but a short load is going to cost more per yard, as you are mainly paying for the haul.


22 posted on 03/25/2007 4:12:31 PM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: Upton O. Goode

It's HUGH!


23 posted on 03/25/2007 4:16:22 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Upton O. Goode

Dirt cheep is a misnomer. Just like in the Esquire magazine good dirt costs.


24 posted on 03/25/2007 4:22:52 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I just can't say Democrat with out the ick)
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's an entire weekend of shoveling and wheelbarrowing. And you'll be sore until Tuesday.


25 posted on 03/25/2007 4:26:44 PM PDT by BJClinton (Single issue voters should be rendered into bio-diesel.)
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To: Upton O. Goode

Had some landscaping done at my place. The landscaper was moonlighting from Homedepot but ordered 3 yards from another firm. Dumptruck came and delivered, the landscaper looked at it, told the driver it wasn't 3 yards and we weren't paying. Major bru-ha-ha. Major. Dumptruck driver drove off in a rage. The owner of the truck firm was there in an hour, mad as hell. He took a look at the delivery, agreed with landscaper and said the order was free.


26 posted on 03/25/2007 4:33:18 PM PDT by Wheee The People (Go FRed)
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To: Upton O. Goode

I bought a half yard of gravel the other day. It was one bulldozer scoop's worth, cost 14 dollars.


27 posted on 03/25/2007 4:38:21 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Upton O. Goode

I can never keep them cubits straight either. Ended my boat building career it did...;)


28 posted on 03/26/2007 5:10:44 AM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.


29 posted on 03/26/2007 9:42:47 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.


30 posted on 03/26/2007 9:42:48 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.


31 posted on 03/26/2007 9:42:50 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Upton O. Goode

That's cubic yards. 27 cubic feet. At a depth of 4" thats 810 sq feet of coverage.


32 posted on 03/26/2007 9:42:51 AM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: Upton O. Goode

Gravel, sand, dirt, etc are sold by the cubic yard. Tandem trucks hold 10-12 cubic yards and trailer trucks hold 24 cubic yards. Those are the two basic sizes that are used in the construction business. Typically, these truck owners are independent contractors.


33 posted on 03/26/2007 3:32:26 PM PDT by sazerac
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