Articles — monofilament bags

How to use sandbags: filling tips and materials

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Sandbags Filling Tips Fill sandbags 1/2 to 2/3 full and tie the bag at the top (lay flat when in place). This sandbag should weigh between 35-40 lbs. An overfilled sandbag weighs between 60-75 lbs and will leave gaps that will allow water to seep through. Always wear gloves during filling operation to avoid hand injuries and protect from contaminants in sand and floodwater. Safety goggles should be used on dry and windy days. Filling sandbags is physically demanding work and can easily cause back and other injuries if not careful. Always lift with your legs and not your back....

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What's the difference between monofilament bags, regular sandbags, and burlap bags?

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A common question we get asked is the difference between monofilament bags, regular sandbags, and burlap bags. Monofilament Bags (Long-Lasting Sandbags) Made from polyethylene (an extremely heavy duty plastic) Last up to 3 years under direct sunlight Sizes: 11" x 48" (green), 17" x 27" (brown), 14" x 26" (yellow) Recommended if you plan on keeping them in place for a couple of years Regular Sandbags Made from polypropylene (plastic) Does not last as long as monofilament bags Last about 6 months under direct sunlight Sizes: 14" x 26" (military green, white, beige, or orange), 18" x 30" (white), 25"...

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