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Old 05-11-2006, 07:28 AM
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Default cubic yards to tons of pea gravel

I ordered (& paid for) 10 yds of pea gravel. Once delivered & spread, It only measured 6 yds. The guy at the rock yard told me it was 10 tons & that 1 ton equals 1 yd. I dont think that is right but I cant find the density of pea gravel anywhere. I thought 10 yds actually equalled about 15 tons of pea gravel. Does anyone know? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:18 AM
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Pea gravel will be lighter than gravel but I doubt that it is 1 to 1. It is probably around 2400 pounds per yard.
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Default Re: cubic yards to tons of pea gravel

dry 1/4th to 2 gravel is about 105 pounds/cubic foot, or about 1.4 tons per cubic yard. So 10 cubic yards would be about 14 tons.

Not sure the density pea gravel though.

Any way you could weigh a specific volume of it? For example, fill a gallon milk jug full and weigh it, then we can calculate the density from that value.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:43 PM
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One thing that nobody here seems to mention is that if you ordered 10 cubic yards, then it doesn't matter how much it weighs. If you order 10 cubic yards of neutrons (which would weigh something on the order of 7 x 10^14 tons), you should get 10 cubic yards. But, please, don't order any neutrons.
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: cubic yards to tons of pea gravel

1yd = 1.3 ton
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Old 08-23-2006, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: cubic yards to tons of pea gravel

1 yds = 1.3tons is basically what is used in the construction industry as an average
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I just spoke with a guy at a gravel pit who told me that pea gravel is 1 ton per 1.5yds. If the pea gravel he is talking about is not smaller in diameter than what you bought, you got ripped off.
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Default Re: cubic yards to tons of pea gravel

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I just spoke with a guy at a gravel pit who told me that pea gravel is 1 ton per 1.5yds. If the pea gravel he is talking about is not smaller in diameter than what you bought, you got ripped off.
One of two things happened . . . 1) you misunderstood him or 2) he's wrong. Pea gravel will weigh somewhere between 1.4 and 1.7 tons/loose yd3, depending on the base material and moisture content of the stockpile.
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You also may have laid the gravel on thicker than normal.
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(1) Cubic Yard of Pea Gravel actually = 1.16 Tons. So your (10) yard order would've been approx. 11.6 tons. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call:

Kirkwood Material Supply, Inc.
800 South Fillmore
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314)822-9644
(314)677-6993


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