Ask someone how deep a grave is. The answer they give you is 6. WRONG! The modern grave is only 4 feet deep. Why? Caskets used to be made of wood instead of the modern means. You were basically burying a wooden bubble that, after it decomposed, would collapse. Burying it 6 feet from the sod (top layer of soil where most of the grassroots are) would ensure that it wouldn't create a sink spot on the ground. The way people are buried today has much improved. The body first goes into an expensive casket that is usually very pretty. Typically made with wood or steel, but very polished and made to look nice for the funeral. You can buy cheap caskets, but base prices start around $800 and can go up well past $4000. After this, the casket is placed in a concrete box with a flat lid. Some box & vault companies offer a "vault" where the lining of the lid has the same type of tar used to place windshields in cars. This stuff is very sticky and never dries. It seals the concrete and is very hard to break through for an excavation. This concrete box ensures that it will not sink and thus means it does not need to be buried as deep. A typical grave is 4 feet deep, 8 feet long, and 3 feet wide. To start, we need to remove the sod. Sod is tough and holds together pretty well so we need to lift that up first. Think of it as cutting brownies out of a pan. You start by using a shovel that has a flat blade and cut the sod outlining your grave as well as straight down the middle. You then cut across every 11 inches. You will now see that you have 16 pieces of sod. I usually arrange my grave digging like so: ____________________
|*Grave*|***********| 3 Sheets of plywood
|*******|___________| for the sod and dirt
I then pry up the sod with the shovel and shave off a little on the bottom to make them flat. Remember, the thinner they are, the lighter they are, but I would keep at least 5-6 inches. I think start to place them in a semi-circle around in sets of two as they are coming out of the grave 2-across. I then can start to dig. Now, you much remember that you are placing something back into the ground so we have to compensate for the displacement. I've found that we can dispose of the top 2 feet of dirt and then shovel the rest in the middle of the semi-circle to fill in the grave after the casket and box have been lowered. Just digging the dirt is usually done with a spade. Keep at LEAST a wheelbarrow of dirt from the top 2 feet as you may need it in case you run out. Always have extra dirt on hand. There you go, the grave is dug, but definitely not done. If I open a grave a day before hand, I usually place 2-3 sheets of plywood over the whole so some idiot doesn't fall in and then cover both the hole and the dirt with a pinned down tarp. The mortuary that helps setup for the casket where I live have artificial grass rugs to place over all the dirt so it still looks nice for the funeral. After the service is done, everyone has gone, and I get my check, I can start to fill in the grave. Filling in is pretty easy. Try to stand in the grave and use a square-nosed shovel to scoop the dirt and pull it towards you. After you get close to filling it, you want to have the dirt 3-4 inches from the top of the grave. Try to compact the dirt with your boots. We now want to start placing the sod back on. The way I have done it is filling it in so the sod is sticking up a couple inches, placing 1-2 sheets of my crappy plywood on top, and then pushing the sod down by driving over the grave a couple times with my 1-ton dump truck. Done correctly, the grave should be mildly flat. The grass is matted after using the ply wood so I usually use a blower to fluff the grass and blow away any excess dirt. Then, arrange the flowers everybody left and you're done!
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to dig a grave
to dig a grave
Obviously, it depends on the size of the hole, but a tipical grave takes about 2-3 hours to dig, using just one shovel.
Shollow grave!Is 2 x 4 x 2.Hence shallow! !!
he buys a shovel
The Clock - 1949 Dig Your Own Grave 1-37 was released on: USA: 25 January 1950
The Defenders - 1961 Who'll Dig His Grave 3-17 was released on: USA: 25 January 1964
When digging a grave for a cat or any other family pet, you must dig the grave anywhere between three to five feet deep. However, be sure you also check your local township laws before burying pets on your property.
To "dig ones grave" is to get ones self in trouble. Example- He dug his own grave when he decided to steal from the teacher and then brag to other faculty about it.
Depends on how many graves a year you dig. Cemeteries can pay between $300-$800 just for digging a single grave.
The definition is you are responsible for your own downfall in the future
doing something stupid you can't possibly recover from
The cast of Dig Your Own Grave - 2012 includes: Tom Charnock as Bob Bass Mark Devenport Christine McSween as Ms Greene-King Rupert Procter
Put the departed in plastic and then in a box(if size permits). Dig a grave in a spot you have chose (hopefully in your own yard) and dig a big enough hole wide to fit the animal. Dig it at least 2 feet down. Then cover it up and mark the grave if you choose.
A piece of land you can dig a grave in. Or, the storyline of a story or play. Or, a scheme or conspiracy.
Dig My Grave with a Silver Spade
no unless you go to her grave and dig all of the dirt out but dont
It means that you should dig up a grave for and pray that it won't haunt you!
Yes, people still dig graves because of their culture,beliefs and traditions.For example i Fiji, if a person died the relatives are the one who will dig the grave. People dig graves using a backhoe these days, not a shovel.
6 feet. unless you murder someone and are to lazy to dig that far.
to a grave yard or a nice idea would to be dig him up in your garden
remove it from the tank and flush down a toilet or throw in garbage or dig it a grave and out it in;)
A grave for your pet should be deep enough that other burrowing or digging animals can't reach the remains. This is generally regarded as about three feet (The top of the coffin, box etc. should be three feet below the surface, add the height of the box to the depth of the grave.) If you can't dig that deep, a carn of stones covering the grave is often used. I've seen it suggested that you mark off the corners of the grave site with woden stakes, so you don't dig more or less then necessary. A pick as well as a shovel is recommended, and some way of making measurements is a good idea.