Rectangular Sandbox Volume

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KurtHeckman.Rectangular Sandbox Volume

The sandbox (rectangular) formula provides the volume of a box (a.k.a. rectangular parallelepiped) of length (l), height (h) and depth (d).  It returns the following output choices (oC):
Sandbox.png  Rectangular Sandbox 

  1. (Volume) - volume in cubic feet or
  2. (Bags) - the number of 0.5 cubic feet bags of sand or
  3. (Total Price) - the approximate price in U.S. dollars ($) to buy the number of bags.  This is based on recent pricing of playsand bags from national retailers.


If you've never had a sandbox before, there are few things to consider.  First, sandboxes are a lot of fun and can keep your kids busy in a constructive way for long time.  However, they will be covered with sand after playing.  Also, unless your sandbox has a sun cover, your children will get a lot of sun.  Consider generous application of Sun screen.  Also, your sandbox should be porous with the ground.  You don't want water to accumulate in the sand.  Moist sand is fun to play with.  Water saturated sand just gets you wet, and weighs a lot.  Last, but not least, you will want to cover your sandbox at night.  Animals, especially cats, may treat your sandbox as a latrine, and no one wants their children playing in that.