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So, this seemed pretty straight forward until I actually started doing it. I envisioned putting poly in each bay of my riser, filling it with sand, screeding it off the top, then folding the extra poly over the top to seal all the sand in.

Well, it hasn't worked out quite that easily. If I leave enough poly to fold over the top, it makes it difficult to screed the sand off even with the top of the stage. The plastic bunches up, and I can't seem to get it even.

How has everyone been lining their stages with poly? Do you run it all the way up to the top, or just part way? Do you have any issues with sand getting out if you don't fold it over the top?

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My first rule of filling the riser with sand is to always get someone else to carry in the sand.
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My first rule of filling the riser with sand is to always get someone else to carry in the sand.

I wish I had known about rule number one 3,500# of sand ago smile.gif

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I wish I had known about rule number one 3,500# of sand ago smile.gif

 

*MY* back is sore thinking of *YOU* carrying all that sand!  At least it's done!


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......At least it's done!

I wish. It's looking like i'll need another 1,500#.

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Rule #2....get someone else to carry the REST of it in.

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I wish. It's looking like i'll need another 1,500#.

 

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That's why us with basement theaters use a slipper slide in an egress window to move the sand into the basement!!! smile.gif

When I did mine I roughly put the plastic in the stage spaces, filled up with sand and cut the extra plastic off with a razor. I didn't "cap" the spaces off with any plastic. I figured the 2 days I spent drying the soaking wet sand out, on the floor of my theater room, made it dry enough to not worry about moisture on the decking. For me, the plastic lining was more for retaining the sand in those spaces then moisture control.

At least after your done moving a ton of sand into the theater you can rest knowing that NO ONE will ever see all the labor of your efforts after the stage is built!!! smile.gif
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..........At least after your done moving a ton of sand into the theater you can rest knowing that NO ONE will ever see all the labor of your efforts after the stage is built!!! smile.gif

That a way to make my back feel better! smile.gif

I'm not really worried about moisture either. The sand was stored inside, and even the bags say it's dried. That means it has to be dry, right? smile.gif

I'll probably run a bead of caulk along the floor just to help with any overly ambition grains of sand that may try to escape. I don't expect it to be an issue, though.

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