What's new on Snake Sandbags

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April 22, 2019

Longer Large Snake Sandbags™

We've been getting many requests for longer Snake Sandbags™ than 6 feet. We craft Snake Sandbags™ up to 10 feet long and they are available in the Large size. Large Snake Sandbags™ are wider in diameter (3.2") than our existing product lineup (2.5") sold on Amazon. The longer lengths require larger diameter sizes to be effective with water applications and are about 50% heavier compared to the Standard sizes. They are crafted on a custom order basis and takes 7-10 business days to get those crafted. Below are the sizes and costs for the custom lengths in feet. The longest length available is 10 feet long. Keep in mind, contrary to industry standards, lengths stated are minimum lengths when filled with sand. In all instances, they will be slightly longer.

Cost for Large Black Snake Sandbags™

  • 3 foot - $21.00
  • 4 foot - $24.00
  • 5 foot - $27.00
  • 6 foot - $30.00
  • 7 foot - $37.00
  • 8 foot - $42.00
  • 9 foot - $47.00
  • 10 foot - $52.00

Currently, we are taking Custom Orders for Large Snake Sandbags™ for lengths up to 10 feet.

If you are in the U.S.A., shipping/handling is $8.00 for the first bag and $2.00 for each additional bag in the same order. For all other countries and/or for more information, click "Contact" on the menu on the top of the page and then fill out the form. We'll get back to you!

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October 01, 2018

Large Snake Sandbags™

Many customers have been asking for larger and heavier Snake Sandbags™ and they are now available!

Large Snake Sandbags™ are 3.2" in diameter and 50% heavier than our Standard Snake Sandbags™, which are 2.5" in diameter. 

Sizes/weights/prices for Black Large Snake Sandbags™ are as follows:

  • 3 Foot (up to 15 pounds) - $20.97
  • 4 Foot (up to 22 pounds) - $23.97
  • 5 Foot (up to 27 pounds) - $26.97
  • 6 Foot (up to 33 pounds) - $29.97

Currently, we are taking Custom Orders for Large Snake Sandbags™ and they will be available on Amazon in the near future.

For more information, click "Contact" on the menu on the top of the page and then fill out the form. We'll definitely get back to you.

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March 25, 2014

Industry Standards

When buying sandbags that are not filled, it is the norm that the dimensions provided are for the length and possibly the width. This seems to be the industry standard. When doing our research before launching Snake Sandbags™, we figured it made sense since you get an overall context of size from those dimensions. We followed suit.

We have Snake Sandbags™ that come in three, four, five, and six foot lengths and even custom sizes. There are times when we have to explain to customers that the industry standard is to provide dimensions of the sandbags when empty, not when they are filled. We realize that is somewhat ridiculous. If you want want six foot Snake Sandbags™, you probably want it to be six feet, not six feet minus an inch or two when filled with sand.

So, we are bucking normal conventions and to hell with industry standards (We also recognize industry standards play an important role, but Snake Sandbags™ is not really similar to anything out on the market today.). We are now sizing all Snake Sandbags™ to make sure they are at least the length specified when filled with sand. Yeah, sure it hits our bottom line a little since we need to use more materials and we are not raising prices because of this, but it just makes sense, especially from our customers' point-of-view.

Our manufacturing specifications are now taking this sizing into account, but our current inventory is still mixed. For many, an inch is not a big deal. If you have purchased Snake Sandbags™ and it is an issue for you, let us know and we will make it right.

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February 22, 2014

Uses/Applications: Melting Snow

It's been a rough winter here in Indiana and it's not even over yet. There has been lots and lots of snow and below freezing temperatures over long stretches that seemed like an eternity. I know many in different parts of the U.S. have even experienced worse, so we really can't complain. But, now we have multiple days of sun and warmer weather (above freezing) which gives us another issue to deal with: melting snow. Water. And lots of it.

Here are some uses we know about and others have shared with us in using Snake Sandbags™ during this time:

  • Keeping water out of garages. Even though many garage doors have gaskets at the bottom of the door to keep out critters and water, water still seems to seep into that small crevice. Block it before it gets close.
  • Keeping water away from other things in the garage. Okay, we may be a little late for this one. A few customers have told us they use their garage for storing other items and they need to keep the melting snow that ends up on their cars from causing water damage to those precious valuables. Though, in my case, I try to get all the ice and snow completely off the car and even out of the wheel wells before putting the car in the garage, I do tend to have experienced puddles of water the next morning. I can just imagine what others have to deal with.
  • Directing water in the basement. Many homes in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas have unfinished basements and with it comes the challenge of water seeping from the walls. Since Snake Sandbags™ are flexible, they are really handy when you want to direct water in the direction you'd like, most likely toward the drain.

If you have any other suggestions that Snake Sandbags™ has helped you deal with the melting snow, leave a comment below. We'd love to hear about it!

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February 22, 2014

New Section: Uses/Applications

We get comments how individuals are using Snake Sandbags™ and sometimes we are surprised, in a good way. We do like to hear how Snake Sandbags™are helping solve various problems and realize that we should share that information since someone may benefit from someone else's insight. So, we are starting a new section on the blog called "Uses/Applications". It may cover a certain industry, locations Snake Sandbags may be helpful, or even a certain situation that they may come in handy for. Our first post will be revolved around something we are dealing with here in the mid-west: melting snow. After all the accumulation, the temperatures over the last few days rose above freezing quite quickly. Well, instead of snow, now we are dealing with a lot of water... and potholes, but Snake Sandbags™ can't really do much for that. That post will be next.

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