> >
>

# Whats the approx volume of a 60 lb bag of GP sand?

#1
10-30-12, 04:28 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,112
Whats the approx volume of a 60 lb bag of GP sand?

Trying to compare a gallon or CF of water to a 60lb bag of GP sand from a big box store for weight. I know what the water weighs...and I know what the bag weighs....but I'd like to do a volume comp.

Anyone?

#2
10-30-12, 05:38 PM
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 25,556
According to Sakrete their 60lb of sand is about .6 cubic feet so about 100 lbs per ft3.

A cubic foot of water contains 7.48 gallons and weighs a smidge over 62 pounds.

If you're trying to make something heavy almost any scrap metal, even aluminum will make it heavier than what the same volume of water or concrete would.

#3
10-30-12, 06:00 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,112
Thanks PD...it's for the base of standing heavy bags at the gym. More curiosity than anything else. The owner likes water...but sand is so much more stable when you punch...no sloshing. And if it starts to leak out....well, a vacuum takes care of it. If they ever wear out or crack near the bottom...I plan to put a bag of sand mix in with some water...roll it around..let it set...then fill the rest with sand.

I put 3 bags of sand in her new ones and they don't move around near as much as the old ones 3/4 full of water.

#4
11-27-12, 07:22 PM
Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 40

60 # bag of concrete is .45 ft^3
80 # bag = .6 ft^3

maybe it was a different company ?

mymistake just realized concrete is not sand