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How Much Does a Six-Foot Castle Weigh?

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36th annual Sandcastle Contest

(Aug. 2 at Fisherman’s Beach in Rehoboth)

A 6-foot castle requires:

2  Hours of piling, wetting and packing sand

250  Gallons of water to wet sand

6  Hours to carve

1.8  Weight (in tons) of 1 cubic yard of sand

14,000  Weight (in pounds) of finished castle

Source: Expert sand sculptor and nine-time contest champ Darrell O’Connor of Wilmington

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