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# Sandbag (time to fill)

Variable | Instructions | Datatype |
---|---|---|

`(N) "Number of sand bags"` | Enter the number of sandbags to be filled. | Decimal |

`(P)"Number of helpers/workers"` | Enter the number of people working on bagging. | Decimal |

KurtHeckman.Sandbag (time to fill)

The **Time Required to Fill Sandbags**calculator computes the approximate amount of time to fill **(labor hours)** a number (N) of sandbags based on the average of twelve (12) sandbags filled in an hour per person (P).

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Enter the following:

- (
**N**) This is the number of sandbags. - (
**P**) This is the number of people filling sandbags.

**Labor Hours:** The calculator returns the number of hours required by the workforce to fill the sandbags.

**Note: **The results of this Labor Estimate Calculator assumes continuous work, meaning no significant work stoppages waiting for supplies or taking long breaks (like a night's sleep). These factors must be taken into consideration in larger projects.

### General Information

This calculator helps you determine the amount of time that a group of people will need to fill and stack sandbags on site to build a sandbag wall. It's based on the paper Sandbagging for Flood Protection by Dr. Hellevang captured int he Sandbag Wall Calculator.

To be prepared for a flood with a sandbag dike, you need:

- a good plan to build a sandbag dike,
- to estimate the number of sandbags you will need to build the dike,
- to estimate how much sand you need to fill the sandbags,
- to have the materials on site, and
- to estimate how much time it will take to build the sandbag dike with the help you have.

**Sandbag (time to fill)**, is used in 2 calculators.

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