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"sand" bag filler ??

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i like using sand filled old jeans legs but those sand bags are getting too heavy, about six, seven, to be carrying back and forth from the shed to the table. have read here maybe that cat litter and the stuff used to absorb oil in the garage is about the same. cant rem the price diff. also cat litter turns to "concrete" when it gets wet. maybe, i need a little red wagon. lol.

anyone use the oil absorber? how does it work in cut-off jeans legs??
suppose putting it in a baggie first may be a good idea. stable enuff?

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VINCE,
dont have a wife anymore. she took off with a non gun nut, think he is a long haul trucker; same thing, but remember vermiculite. yea, rem that stuff. never helped the plants, got a brown thumb, lol. but yea, will try it out, and if i am lucky will have peonies pushing thru the bags as a camo thingee. good idea.

dwarren, thanks, but looking for el cheapo. can get all the sand i want, but is getting too heavy to be lugging around.

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some good ideas here, but has anyone tried the oil absorbent stuff ??

vermiculite. vince, you gave me an idea, how about potting soil ?? lite and dense enuff, and comes in plastic bags.

shandy, wheat. am surrounded by wheat fields. need to coax a few bucket fulls out of a farmer when they harvest, but will be in august. dont wanna wait.

surprisingly, no one mentioned cat litter.

BTW, anyone know what is used in those "bean bag" chairs ??

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rice would be good, but too xpensive here and it is my main staple.

anyone try the matching sticky one side velcro. am wondering if it sticks well to denim and such. would make it a lot easier to fill, empty the bags if needed.

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pdwight, thanks for the link. will look around town. ship for that stuff is $17.00. am
trying to imagine how many thousands of beads in 12 lbs. ha, ha, may stick with sand; free and is right where i fish........oh well

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i could try sawdust, got a bunch in the shop. still wondering if anyone has tried the oil
absorbent stuff that garages use ??

still looking for diff ideas and you guys keep giving some good ones.








 
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