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Posted: 9/13/2010 11:25:18 AM EDT
Where is the best place to buy them? Are there any that are UV resistant that can be filled and stored for a few months outside?


Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:53:37 AM EDT
Try here
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:14:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BIG_PAPA:
Where is the best place to buy them? Are there any that are UV resistant that can be filled and stored for a few months outside?


Thanks!


If you're not walking on them or throwing them around, the newer poly one's will last for at least a year, if not much longer. We had to use them to line the trails at our Expert Infantryman Badge testing site. We'd have to replace 10-20 every year at each site, but that was out of over hundred some that were placed there. As long as no one jabbed them with sticks or did something to them to cause the material to rip, they survived all the rain, snow, and humidity of NOVA. All they did was fade a little.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:24:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GuyKeefer:
Originally Posted By BIG_PAPA:
Where is the best place to buy them? Are there any that are UV resistant that can be filled and stored for a few months outside?


Thanks!


If you're not walking on them or throwing them around, the newer poly one's will last for at least a year, if not much longer. We had to use them to line the trails at our Expert Infantryman Badge testing site. We'd have to replace 10-20 every year at each site, but that was out of over hundred some that were placed there. As long as no one jabbed them with sticks or did something to them to cause the material to rip, they survived all the rain, snow, and humidity of NOVA. All they did was fade a little.


Good to know. I would like some to build a little wall on one side of my generator for noise blocking for hurricane season, but i don't want to have to fill them right before the storm since there are so many other things to take care of. i figure get 15-20 of them and fill them at the beginning of the season just to have them ready.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:59:13 PM EDT
http://sandbags.stores.yahoo.net/
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 5:18:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:21:49 PM EDT

Try going to your local feedmill and asking for some of the "50lb" plastic poly bags and some tie string. Have them fill one w/ corn or something and show you the 2-second knot for feedbags. They'll be heavy as hell if you fill them all the way full of sand, but they might have a "25 lb" bag. These should be dirt cheap.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:41:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BIG_PAPA:
Where is the best place to buy them? Are there any that are UV resistant that can be filled and stored for a few months outside?


Thanks!


keep a tarp over them to make them last longer
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 8:08:44 PM EDT
15 or 20 will not build much of a wall.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 4:04:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HomeSlice:

Try going to your local feedmill and asking for some of the "50lb" plastic poly bags and some tie string. Have them fill one w/ corn or something and show you the 2-second knot for feedbags. They'll be heavy as hell if you fill them all the way full of sand, but they might have a "25 lb" bag. These should be dirt cheap.


Just got the 100 lbers for .75 each
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:08:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
15 or 20 will not build much of a wall.


Well, he's only going to be building a very small wall around a generator, but I agree. You're going to need more than 20, especially once the sand packs down in the bags after they sit for a while. I would just order 50 or more for spares and to ensure you have enough to go around the generator. You might even use them for other stuff around the house. They also make great rests/supports at the range. Doorstops too.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:13:37 PM EDT
better off keeping the stack of bags stored and filling them when its needed.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 6:31:16 PM EDT
I noticed them at Home Depot a few months ago.
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