Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Cape Coral, Florida
If you are doing a lot, what I found works well is a kids play pool (and usually cheap enough to buy and dispose of).
I put about 300# in one, set it on ground at a slight angle, and left the hose running stuffed down into the middle. I then shoveled the sand on top of the running water, turning it over and over and over for a long time.
Some of it floats away, a lot of dirty water comes up. When you can dig down and turn it over and no dirt comes up (anywhere) you are golden.
Make a big pile, siphon the water from one side (maybe more than once), let it dry on top of the pile and shovel off from there. Repeatedly pile it up as you take a buck or so inside, it drains very fast, enough to lighten the load bucket by bucket to carry inside.
I first tried a bucket -- it's WAY too hard to stir adequately, and I looked at 6 bags, about half a bucket at a time, and decided I did not have nearly the patience for that.
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