I started to fill my stage and riser...
Boy is it hard to find play sand here in Montreal!
This has been the biggest hurdle for me so far. Everyone has their sand stored outside full of snow and frozen to death.
I purchased the ONLY play sand I could find ( it's called Beach sand)
I bought 5 bags and could not even bend the bags cause they were frozen SOLID!
It took about 3 days to dry with a dehumidifier going and it was reading 39% in my room.
Yes it's very dry in my basement in winter.
Now knowing that this would take about 15 years to complete,
I then went back to the same place (Rona Entrepot) and bought some industrial "DRY" sand. Yes, yes I know about the cancer stuff...
I bought 12 bags and could only fill 2 columns in my Riser.
I cannot believe how many bags I will need. approx 90 bags.
SO I went back again and bought a Pallet of this same sand as it is bone dry and it was extremely easy to fill and work with!
That's an additional 63 bags and will probably have to go buy more.
Objective is to have both the riser and stage filled by this weekend.
My back is going to kill me this weekend.