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Do you live in an area with high humidity?
I had a beanbag burst and I honestly kept finding the little ****s for years after
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is pretty arid. We’ve gotten just over 5” of rain so far this year in my City, though we are in a drought.

I literally kept a vacuum by my side, and it went surprisingly well. But I did have little-to-no wind, and it has been extremely dry.
 

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Making a mess was a big concern as I considered using the bean bag chair.

I just moved slowly as I measured the volume, then vacuumed it all back out. It was amazingly uneventful. I even re-used the styrofoam beads to confirm the volume of the enclosure once it was complete.

And one last thing, this was only a few months back, no where near 5 years ago ;)

Sweet just checked out your build. Fine craftsmanship!
 

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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is pretty arid. We’ve gotten just over 5” of rain so far this year in my City, though we are in a drought.

I literally kept a vacuum by my side, but it went surprisingly well. But I had little to no wind and it has been extremely dry.
5 inches??? Here in Atlanta we get 5 inches with a normal every day summer afternoon thunderstorms.
 

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Also the records are taken from the airport.
Not the most accurate because the wind is artificially inflated and causes sideways rain more often.
Therefore the rain totals are thought to be very conservative. At least thats what news says.
 

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Now that my busy season is over I’m going to create a set of wooden blocks cut as specific volumes in decreasing size to quickly pack into enclosures then use a small amount of granular material to fill up the remaining space and obtain an accurate measurement.
 
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Now that my busy season is over I’m going to create a set of wooden blocks cut as specific volumes in decreasing size to quickly pack into enclosures then use a small amount of granular material to fill up the remaining space and obtain an accurate measurement.
sounds like a lot of work when the hose is right there....
 

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sounds like a lot of work when the hose is right there....
Water hose? This will be for situations where using liquid isn’t an option and when even dry small material isn’t suitable that step is skipped for a slightly less accurate measurement.
 
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The main purpose of the blocks is to quickly and precisely modify volune when designing enclosures. Measuring a pre-existing airspace that’s sensitive to moisture is a bonus feature.
 
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