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Quickest way to dry wet sand?

I got 80 lbs of Colorquartz. It's been used, so it's wet. I put a vinyl sheet on a garden table and spread the wet Cq two days ago. Despite sunny and hot weather, it's still wet. I guess the garden table isn't big enough for the Cq to be thinly spread out and the humidity is too high. Since my area is going to have scattered thunderstorms, I cannot leave the sand outside and forget it.

Well, I just used a hair dryer to dry it only to make a mess! Dried grains flew everywhere.

How would you quickly dry it? Can I heat it on a gas grill? Can I put it in a gas oven?
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I would say you could put it on cookie sheets and put it in the oven at very low temps? you could do more then one at the same time.. just have to flip it over every once in a while.
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...on a tarp on a hot sunny day. Spread it out so it's about 1/4 thick; mine took about 15-30 mins to dry. That's the only efficient way to do it. It would take to long and waste a lot of energy in the oven.


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...on a tarp on a hot sunny day. Spread it out so it's about 1/4 thick; mine took about 15-30 mins to dry. That's the only efficient way to do it. It would take to long and waste a lot of energy in the oven.

i agree
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