Need help figuring sqare footage, or something?????

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  1. daddyzaring

    daddyzaring Smoking Fanatic

    I don't know why but when it come to square feet I just get dumbfounded.  I am trying to figure out about how much area 700 pavers that are 4"x8" cover?  I am trying to cover a space of approximately 14'x35'-40'.
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    4.5 pavers make 1 square foot

    14'x35'= 490sf 

    490x 4.5 = 2205 pavers

    14'x40'= 2520 pavers
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  3. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    it appears to me that you have 155,5 sq ft of pavers and 490.0 sq ft to cover...

    lets see 4/12 x 8/12 = .222 sq ft per pavers x 700 = 155.555555 sq ft

    your area is 14x35 ft = 490.0 sq ft

    I may have missed something but i think this is correct...

    Good smoking...
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    with what you have you can do a 14'x11' area thats 155 sf
  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I came up the same thing as Smokey Paul, only with a slightly different method of math. Since you're dealing with a fraction of a square foot size of paver, measured in inches, I broke it down like this:

    1 sq ft converted to square inches: 12" x 12" = 144 sq in

    paver size of 4" x 8" = 32 sq in

    32 / 144 = 0.22222222 sq ft

    700 (paver count) x 0.22222222 = 155.55554 sq ft (total area of pavers placed without gap)

  6. mr500

    mr500 Meat Mopper

    ORRRR search google for a paver calculator  and key in your dimensions. Nothing easier!!
  7. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't forget to add 10% for waste.
  8. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Or buy a $100 construction calculator.
  9. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, these guys are right, i drew 700 4"x8" rectangles in CAD then calculated the area, 155.5556 sq feet.
  10. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're joking right?
  11. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nope, well actually I just drew one and arrayed them, took about 20 seconds.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  12. Dont forget to add room for water run off, the party area, the bathroom and the smokers new home so add some footage for all that
  13. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    Why when the Internet is free and all the construction calculator's I've seen are mostly way over priced simple four funtion calculators. For that kind of money you can get a really good programmable scientific with a fraction function and do a lot more than a construction calculator will do.
  14. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You are assuming that the people (including myself) who consider buying a construction calculator would want to learn how to use a programmable sci calculator. I for one work in CAD all day and don't really need that type of calculator, In my shop I use my construction calculator, and that is all I need/want. Not sure what you are talking internet, I pay $40/month for my internet service.
  15. dick foster

    dick foster Smoking Fanatic

    They aren't hard to use so there isn't much learning involved. If anything I had more trouble with the two construction types I have.

    Once you get into using an RPN calculator you are a RPN fan for life. RPN = Reverse Polish Notation where no brackets, braces or other nonsense like that is required. Just key it in like you would naturally work the problem and you automaticlly arrive at the answer. You use one extra key stroke for first value entered, the enter key and after that its all down hill sledding. The enter key at the beginning really takes the place of the = key at the end using a standard caluclator so it really isn't even an extra key stroke.

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