• 1 23458
  • Page
  • Text Only
Hey JayK, if you can't do the lazy EssOhBee's work for him, "please dont reply." <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border=0>

What he said OP . . . try a phone call. IME, it's fairly cheap, about $5 for 50lbs at Lowes.

What? Removing sand from a public beach may not get you in front of a judge, but it is most certainly not legal to take just take it. Try this on Cape Cod, where beaches are ebing lost to erosion, and cities pay tens of thousands of dollars to put in sand.

Course, I think your best bet is to take some old glass windows and grind it up real fine.

The public Library or the DMV might have windows you could use

The best advice I've ever received was 'why take sand to the beach?'.....but I think it was in a different context -)

From the tude you've displayed here, I'm surprised anyone is still replying seriously-I know for a fact that removal of sand and other items (sea oats, for example) is strictly prohibited along the gulf coast and prosecution is pursued aggressively. Each time a major storm (tropical or hurricane) enters the Gulf of Mexico, the erosion is huge. Cities that depend on nice white sandy beaches to lure tourists pay big bucks to have barges just off the beaches pumping sand that is underwater up onto the new 'beaches'.

proof, since it's usually required

"...in North Carolina, it's illegal to remove sand from barrier islands since that's all barrier islands are..."

Numerous other links found during a 5 second google search, do your own homework.

supermike1111 said: [Q]What? Removing sand from a public beach may not get you in front of a judge, but it is most certainly not legal to take just take it. Try this on Cape Cod, where beaches are ebing lost to erosion, and cities pay tens of thousands of dollars to put in sand.

Course, I think your best bet is to take some old glass windows and grind it up real fine.

I just hope he doesnt get the old outdated sand. Be sure to get at least 2003 sand or newer. And be sure not to pay more than $2.40 cause theres new technology which is revolutionizing the sand business and they are just about to release the new improved sand for only a bit more. Check hot deals for any rebates.


Make sure your sand is silicon free! Otherwise is is too slick... You can usually check the nutritional facts for more info.

wont cost you much, go to Home Depot

and there might be a PM opportunity bewtween Home Depot and Lowes!!

Can't believe no-one put that forward already! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Moggi1964 said: [Q]and there might be a PM opportunity bewtween Home Depot and Lowes!!

Can't believe no-one put that forward already! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Be sure to buy Made in USA sand. If you buy foreign sand make sure its Fair Trade sand.


go sign up for a dealpass program, buy some Home Depot gift cards for 20% off, and get a Home Depot 20% off coupon. it'll be really cheap sand then. =)

What can make one man blind and give another sight?

jayK said: [Q]sepulcher said: [Q]its amazing how not one of you have been able to produce an actual dollar amount, i dont know how much "cheap" is, and if "cheap" is the best you can do please dont reply.It's amazing that you haven't called your local Home Depot to ask. Or do you not have a phone either?


i figured it would just be easier to ask here...

especially since the price of Home Depot sand was only one of the questions. thanks to those that found the actual amount for me!


as for stealing the sand at the beach... the golf and east coast are not the west coast. we dont get hurricanes here or beach erosion, and like i said before the beach i go to has a good 150 yards of sand between the parking lot and the water, thats easily 6 feet deep before any clay. there is no shortage of beach sand that would make feel even the slightest bit guilty. i tried to find any law but no dice.

I say you dress up late at night and sneak down to the beach and steal it.

But seriously, its OK for small projects, but for large scale stuff like companies that make cement, its against the law.

shoot, i guess ill have to leave the bobcat at home.

nailman said: [Q]jgeib said: [Q]A search says...

5 cu ft (37 gallons) of leveling sand at Lowe's for $3.28.
Link


where did you come up with the 37 gal? that cannot be accurate.
Google conversion
5 (cubic feet) = 37.4025972 US gallons
Wikipedia -- Gallon
One gallon = 231 in^3
One cubic foot = 12 in*12 in*12 in = 1728 in^3
One cubic foot = 7.48 Gallons

The picture in the link shows a 50 lb. bag, which would be about 1/2 a cubic foot. So that's probably the discrepancy.

I think there are few things need to think about. One is legal question which have to look up the local law yourself. Remember there is state law and most likely there is local city law that govern this.
Second, how far are you from the beach and Home Depot(or store that sell sand)? If you are much closer to Home Depot, then the gas you spend driving to the beach may be more than the cost of buying it from Home Depot.
Also need to think about the quality of sand. And if there is bacterial or something in the sand. I remember hearing some story (probably from PBS) about kids in some kindergarten got sick and no one can figure out why for a while. And later on, they trace it back to the sand in the sandbox they have in the kindergarten. They got the sand from some beach and with more detective work, they find out quite a few people go to that beach got similar sickness.

Ninjak said: [Q]Beach is public property and you can remove any sand you want from it. Nobody is going to prosecute you for "stealing" a seashell nor is it a crime to "steal" sand.
Thanks for the info. Now I'm off to the park to dig up the grass and chop down some trees.

jimmywalt said: [Q]sepulcher said: [Q]i dont have a car, id like to get some idea of the price first...

So how are you planning on getting it home?

Just go to the beach a few thousand times and wear tennis shoes. Each time you get home, empty your shoes into the table! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

LOL i was wondering about it too...
please tell us, what's the plan?

Stealing sand from the beach (yes I do live in DE where beaches are lost due to erosion). Sand is cheap, the 50 pounds for about $5 sounds on the spot for sand. Just go to HomeDepot once and get the sand you need, I can't imagine making trips to the beach and somehow packaging up the sand to be cheaper than a single trip to HD for prepackaged bags...

Does anyone know how much it would cost to rent a truck that I could use to drive to Home Depot to get "cheap" sand. Also, since police cars are technically public, can I just borrow one of them and throw my sand in the trunk...thanks in advance!

Once again-call Home Depot.They rent trucks cheap.They sell phones too.

I'd try arguing that the bagged sand is actually refurbished and try for a discount.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>

Hmmmm.....


sepulcher

noun

A burial place or receptacle for human remains



coffee table, huh? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-confused.gif" border=0>

if u dont have a car..how will u get it from beach? call a trooper and ask him to deliver from the beach?
heloo 911
OP: I lost 20 G of sand on the beach
911: Not a problem we will find it.

sepulcher said: [Q]i dont have a car, id like to get some idea of the price first...

BTW everyone, if you take it from a national park or national forest, most likely is that you will be fined, but you can read about legal limits on stuff like that either online or in the panphlet you get from the park, it is cheap, please just buy it.

edit for spelling

WTF...you can't call Home Depot, Lowes, Meijer, Wal Mart, or the couple dozen landscaping companies that are probably within 10 miles of your home?!?!?! YOu need more than sand, son.


ACheapFriend said: [Q]Problem solved.

Delivered to your door!

That's just hilarious. "Hand-harvested, REAL sand" I believe they mean stolen.

sepulcher said: [Q]i need 20-30 gallons of sand to fill my coffee table (dont ask). is it illegal (or feasible) to take it from the beach? where would be good places to look for the stuff free? how much would a place like Home Depot charge?

Why don't you take some water while you're at it?

I have a feeling that salt water beach sand is really gonna smell (even if you 'clean' it) once it's dry and sitting in any sort of enclosed location---coffee table or apt or house. I think I'd go get a gallon sample, clean and dry it and see what it's like in a week or two.

jgeib said: [Q]The picture in the link shows a 50 lb. bag, which would be about 1/2 a cubic foot. So that's probably the discrepancy.So 6 bags would be needed for 3 cubic ft, about 22 gallons. Which would cost about 19.75 at Lowes.

If everyone went to the beach and took 30 gal of sand, there wouldn't be any beach left.

Go buy it you freaking cheapskate.

wfay said: [Q]If everyone went to the beach and took 30 gal of sand, there wouldn't be any beach left.

Go buy it you freaking cheapskate.

Well, if everyone went to Home Depot and bought 30 gal of sands, there wouldn't be any left to buy either. Thank God there aren't that many idiots that need sand for their living room furniture.

Lat time I priced sand it was about $3-4 a big.

Btw, it is illegal to take sand from our beaches (maybe not yours) because this is a marine sactuary & is so noted at the beach on signs.

Beach sand is very salty & dirty & stinks too, store sand is clean & filtered.

sepulcher said: [Q]its amazing how not one of you have been able to produce an actual dollar amount, i dont know how much "cheap" is, and if "cheap" is the best you can do please dont reply.

What's amazing is that you can't take 1 minute of your own time to call Home Depot or Lowes yourself. Instead you post here & get snooty when you don't get the answer you are looking for.


I don't think I've seen anyone suggest a landscaping material place. Here in the Phoenix area there are numerous places that sell gravel, boulders, sand, etc in bulk. You can bring 5 gallon buckets and they weigh it, much cheaper than the bags at Home Depot. If you want a lot, you can have them fill up a pickup truck and they weigh it before and after and charge accordingly.

I did this to fill up a unnecessarily huge sandbox I built. Filling up my F-150 short bed was about $45.

It's illegal to take sand off the beach in CA. I work at the beach for California state parks. I know for a fact that this rule applies outside of the park too; however, here's the trick....
Whatever sand gets blown on to the road above is ok to take. Where I work there is tons of sand on the street and much of it is clean.

peace,
-J

jimmywalt said: [Q]sepulcher said: [Q]i dont have a car, id like to get some idea of the price first...

So how are you planning on getting it home?

Just go to the beach a few thousand times and wear tennis shoes. Each time you get home, empty your shoes into the table! <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Thanks for the laugh, jimmywalt. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Lots of free sand on the side of major roadways out here in the east.

Winter road crews spread tons of sand on the roadways during a storm.
Then other trucks come along later to plow the snow and sand covered roads during the storm.

Plenty of sand ends up on the shoulder of the roadway.

Sand is really just Tiny Rocks. So If you have a few large rocks and a hammer you can MAKE sand!!!
Please post a link to the pic. of the table w/sand.
Really, it would be great to see!!!

When I went on the Alcatraz tour they told us not to take anything we found on the ground either because it was a national park. I still picked up a small piece of concrete as a souvenir. Now I'm typing this from a more modern penitentiary. Don't make my mistake! Just pay the less than $20 for legal, clean fresh sand from a building supply store. You will retain your freedom and as a bonus, your living room table won't be full of cigarette butts and seagull feces.



Disclaimer: By providing links to other sites, FatWallet.com does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to FatWallet.com.

Thanks for visiting FatWallet.com. Join for free to remove this ad.

TRUSTe online privacy certification

While FatWallet makes every effort to post correct information, offers are subject to change without notice.
Some exclusions may apply based upon merchant policies.
© 1999-2014