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Unread 12-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #1
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Mud calculator question.

Hey guys I know I have to multiply sf x height / 27 but how do I turn height to inches? Examplei have a 100sf room at 1.5" deep how would I make that equation to divide by 27? I came up with 300x.08 / 27 is that right?
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if you are trying to figure out volume you need to keep units constant. To get cubic feet of mud you can just multiply square footage times (thickness in inches/ 12). So a 100 sq foot bed at 1.5 inches thick is: 100 * (1.5/12) = 12.5 cubic feet (or .46 cu yards)
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In our library (linked in the dark blue bar above) there is a Deck Mud Calculator.

Fill in the floor information as the top layer of a shower. If your non shower floor is sloped and you are trying to flatten it, enter the average depth of mortar to the calculation.

I keep the deck mud calculator bookmarked on my cell phone browser so I can field verify my amounts. Pretty handy eh?

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where do you get the .08 from? I get .125 1.5" is 1/8 of 12 and .125 x 8 = 12
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Unread 12-09-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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whoa! Grymes Got it!


100SF = 10'x10' lets move it to inches then multiply by height

120"x120"x1.5" = 21600 cubic inches

divide by 12^3 to get cubic feet = 12.5

to get cubic yds 21600 /36^3 or 12.5/3^3 = .46
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Welcome, Vwcrackerjack. Please change that permanent signature line to a first name for us to use.

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