How to Dry Wet Sand
Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:18 AM
But seriously. I don't want to waste electricity. So do you guys have any smarty pants ideas?
Okay, here's the backgroudn story. (It's a pretty short story XD) We were GOING to buy some play sand for teh hams to play in, but my dad's friend volunteered to drive it over because he already had a few bags in his possesion. So, a bag was sitting in his truck, waiting to be driven...AND THEN IT RAINED. So, nothing got dirty, btu teh sand got WET. Nonetheless, he drove it over to our hosue and explained the situation.
I'm nto too eager to leave the sand outside--there can be a squirrel or too to leave their, ah, "presents" in there. Some passerby cat might use it as kitty litter as well. So I came up with this (not so) brilliant idea to blow dry it! I got a tiny bit (about half of a Crittertrail bowl) and used a plastic spoon to shift it around while drying it on the hairdryer's lowest setting. It did work, but as said above, I'm nto too eager to waste electricity.
So that gets back to my current problem.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:56 AM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:16 PM
And my dad said no to microwaving too, something about the metals in the sand are gonna mess up the microwave or something...
Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:24 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:01 PM
Anyways, our oven wastes a lot of electricity, that's why we rarely use it. (a LOT of it...I don't know how much exactly, but it's quite a lot.) Even if it didn't waste a lot of electricity, I have over 4 gallons of sand to dry (I mean, obviously I'm not that desperate to dry it all by the next 24 hours or so, but I like getting all of things done once I get started XD) And, I WOULD put it under the sun if it weren't for teh fact that it's been raining the past two days. Plus there are a lot of bugs in our backyard due to that >_>
Oh, and can anyone clarify why you can't put sand in the microwave, or if you can, then why my dad doesn't want me to :P
Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:46 PM
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:05 PM
but putting it on parchment payment or foil on toppa the car's hood after it's been driven?
On toppa those old school TVs where its huge and heats up?
next to the heat escape vents on your PC?
BBQ it on Foil?
lol just random and crazy ideas... u have 4 gallons u can try lotsa stuff =D
Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:27 PM
Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:55 AM
Since I'm not in a hurry, I've decided to put cups of the sand, one by one, next to the window. Even though it's rainy it's kind of bright outside--ironic, I know--enough so that it can dry within half a day if I mix the sand around every few hours. I will be trying some of those ideas though
Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:20 AM
Edited by dusty, 25 February 2008 - 01:30 PM.
Personal attack. Please remember that every member has different needs and come from various backgrounds. There is no need to impose one's perceived standards on others.