Bucket of sand

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A bucket of sand can be obtained by using empty bucket with a sand pit, and is used on a furnace along with soda ash to create molten glass, which is used in Crafting and Construction.

Since sand pits are not very common, players may find it much more convenient to buy buckets of sand, e.g. from charter ships' shops. It can also be purchased with reward points in the Nightmare Zone minigame, though it is much easier to simply buy it from other players. Earth implings will occasionally give 4 noted buckets of sand upon looting them.

After completing The Hand in the Sand quest, players may speak to Bert once per day and he will deliver 84 buckets of sand to the player's bank. Bert will automatically do this every day if the player has completed the elite Ardougne diary.

A good method to gather buckets of sand is to move your house to Yanille (requires 50 construction) since there is a sand pit next to the POH , then use Teleport to House (right-click the spell for the option to teleport outside your house) to go to the sandpit and either a games necklace to Barbarian Assault, a ring of dueling to Castle Wars, Varrock Teleport (after completion of the medium Varrock tasks and changing the teleport to the Grand Exchange), or Camelot Teleport (after completion of the hard Kandarin tasks and changing the teleport to Seers' Village) where there is a bank very close to the teleport destination.

Another method of obtaining buckets, which has lower requirements, is to create them via the Sandstorm grinder west of the Bandit Camp Quarry. Players can deposit their sandstone into the grinder; the amount of sand outputted by Sandstorm is dependent on the weight of the sandstone deposited, and can only be deposited unnoted. Once deposited, players can claim buckets of sand from Drew for 50 coins each, along with a bucket. He can store up to 25,000 buckets (banknotes accepted) for the player.

A method of banking after filling buckets with sand is to use the Camelot teleport on a PvP world, as there is a Bank Chest next to the teleport. (It is recommended to use a dust battlestaff as it allows for you to take more buckets). The sandpit in Yanille is in a dangerous area. Alternatively, if you have a tome of fire or excess fire runes and completed the Varrock medium Diary, you can use Varrock Teleport to teleport to the Grand Exchange, though banking will be slower.

Another method of filling buckets, which has lower requirements, is to fill them in Zanaris where there is a sandpit near the bank. One can also carry soda ash while doing this and use the furnace to make molten glass on the way back to the bank. Buckets weigh a significant amount so weight-reducing gear, such as full graceful, is recommended while using this method.

A method of filling buckets that has no requirements and uses significantly less run energy is on Entrana. Players can withdraw stored buckets at the nearby tool leprechaun, fill them up at the sand pit, then travel by ship back to Port Sarim to bank the buckets of sand at the deposit box. 1000 noted buckets can be stored at the tool leprechaun.

Uses - Comparing Molten Glass yield and XP[edit | edit source]

When using soda ash and buckets of sand in a furnace the molten glass yield is

1.0 molten glass per soda ash and bucket of sand.

When using Superglass Make with soda ash and buckets of sand the molten glass yield is

1.3 molten glass per soda ash and bucket of sand.

When used on a fire, giant seaweed turns into six soda ash upon successfully cooking, rather than just one given by normal seaweed. You can however fail, resulting in only one soda ash. Note that Cooking gauntlets do not decrease the cooking fail chance, however the Hosidius Kitchen cooking range effect still applies.

When used in conjunction with the Superglass Make spell, giant seaweed similarly acts as six regular seaweed and gives 60 Crafting experience per seaweed when cast. The combination of two giant seaweed and 12 buckets of sand yields on average 1.45 molten glass per bucket of sand, while the combination of three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand yields an average of 1.6 glass per sand, although with the latter some of the glass will fall on the floor as it overflows from the inventory. If it is not picked up, it results in an average of 1.488 glass per sand. If players obtain the sand via mining sandstone, it is slightly more efficient to not pick up the excess despite the lower return due to how quickly the materials can be obtained.

The average Crafting experience per giant seaweed varies:

  • For an average of 1.45 glass per sand (two giant seaweed and 12 buckets of sand), each giant seaweed equals 538.5 experience when making lantern lenses or 669 experience when making empty light orbs;
  • For an average of 1.488 glass per sand (three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand without picking up the excess), each giant seaweed equals 551 experience when making lantern lenses or 685 experience when making empty light orbs;
  • For an average of 1.6 glass per sand (three giant seaweed and 18 buckets of sand and picking up the excess), each giant seaweed equals 588 experience when making lantern lenses or 732 experience when making empty light orbs.

These numbers include the experience from casting Superglass Make.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
Members
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Ticks2 (1.2s)
ToolsNoneFacilitiesSandpit icon.png Sandpit
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Bucket.pngBucket16
Total Cost6
Bucket of sand.pngBucket of sand137
Profit31

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Combat dummy icon.pngCombat dummy
Member icon.png
  • 48 Construction
  • 660 Construction
Desert habitat icon.pngDesert habitat
Member icon.png
  • 57 Construction
  • 34 Construction
Molten glass.pngMolten glass
(Normal furnace)
Member icon.png
  • 1 Crafting
  • 20 Crafting
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 28.8
(Superglass make - giant seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 180 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - soda ash)
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - swamp weed)
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Ornate undead combat dummy icon.pngOrnate undead combat dummy
Member icon.png
  • 58 Construction
  • 1180 Construction
Sandbag.pngSandbag
(Bucket of sand)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Undead combat dummy icon.pngUndead combat dummy
Member icon.png
  • 53 Construction
  • 880 Construction
Zen theme icon.pngZen theme
Member icon.png
  • 65 Construction
  • 1 Farming
  • 474 Construction
  • 474 Farming

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Earth impling jar Hunter icon.png(noted)1/10
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png100 (noted)4/128
Sand Crab15 Multicombat.png16/128
Scorpia225 Multicombat.png25 (noted)6/128

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Hosidius - north-eastern coastMember icon.png1Maplink

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Trader Stan's Trading PostMusa Point101m Coins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 0Member icon.png