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salt bin question?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Scenic Lawnscape, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I want to build a salt bin in the back yard how big will it have to be to hold 3 or 4 tons of salt? I am going to be using 4 x 8 sheets of 3/4" plywood because i have a lot of it laying around. i perfer to go only 4 feet hight so how wide and how deep to i have to go?? thanks
  2. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Cubic Yards

    I don't know the exact weight of salt per cubic yard but I think This is fairly close, If you don't hear from an expert this is a place to start.
    Just yesterday I was cleaning the garage and handled a couple 5 gallon buckets of clean sand and a couple more of salt, The salt buckets were about as heavy as the sand, Sand weighs about #3000 per cubic yard. Based on these numbers 4 ton of salt is 2.6 cubic yards. A bin 4X4X5 foot is 2.96 cubic yards.
    Length X width X height (measured in feet) divide by 27 (to convert to cubic yards) to give total cubic yards.