01:45PM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 08/21/04
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Help! I just received a load of gravel and firmly believe I was cheated on the amount. The pile still lies as it was delivered by the supplier. How can I take measurements of the pile and determine the square yardage? The pile is prism shaped but with sloping ends.

doug seibert

02:42PM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
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The formula for finding the volume of a cone is 1/3(Area of Base)x(height)

1/3 x Pi x radius ft squared x height ft = cubic feet

Measure in feet......divide cubic feet by 27 to get cubic yards


02:55PM | 08/22/04
Member Since: 08/21/04
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Thanks, I'll figure the prism and estimate the cone portion placed on the sides of the prism. That should get me in the ballpark.


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