shot bag/sandbag advice
Posted 12 January 2008 - 03:13 AM
Posted 12 January 2008 - 03:23 AM
Oh, and, if it says "sandbag" and you put shot in instead of sand, is that bad, and if so, why?
And if it says "22 lbs" or some such, is that to mean that it might burst if it weighs more than that, regardless of whether filled with sand or shot, or does it mean that it should be physically unable to hold more when it weighs that much (bulging at the seams, I mean)?
Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:34 PM
Keep in mind, that a quick fix for a hole in a sandbag is tape it up with some gaffers tape. After that, the rental house should be responsible for sewing it back up again. I don't know if you own them, but perhaps the manufacturer has a similar policy (maybe someone else on the board can field that issue).
As for where to get them, I know Filmtools sells empty bags. Barbizon in NY also sells sandbags, but may only have a limited amount of empty ones. You may be able to go directly to the manufacturer to get them as well.
Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:18 PM
Posted 12 January 2008 - 03:07 PM
Shot bags are denser. they are heavy in a smaller package. When you have limited space in a truck they are great because you can fit more into a smaller space. I keep 12 20lb shot bags in a single milkcrate. (not for lifting but for organization.) I keep only six 20lb sandbags in a milkcrate.
Shot bags are twice the price of sandbags.
Shot bags also leave a huge mess than can be a pain in the A(*&^%$. to clean up. I spilled some shot in my house three years ago and we are still finding it in corners and under bare feet.
I prefer shotbags to sandbags. They dry quicker, more compact, etc. They dont hit the ground on c-stands.
I have a custom sewer who ROCKS. He is cheaper than anybody else. for his number PM me. He makes some really nice fillable sandbags.
Posted 13 January 2008 - 05:04 PM