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Gallons of what?

H2O - approx 8lbs per gallon

Petroleum Oil (motor oil) - approx 7lbs per gallon

Fuel - approx 6.4lbs per gallon

:idea: Gallons to pounds conversions for various substances are here: http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight2volume

Check weight to volume conversion page of our site.

H2O - approx 8lbs per gallon

Petroleum Oil (motor oil) - approx 7lbs per gallon

Fuel - approx 6.4lbs per gallon

:idea: Gallons to pounds conversions for various substances are here: http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/weight2volume

Check weight to volume conversion page of our site.

- Guest

How about dry weights?

One gallon of dirt equal how many pound?

Is there a source for converting non-liquid materials such as dirt, steel etc?

One gallon of dirt equal how many pound?

Is there a source for converting non-liquid materials such as dirt, steel etc?

- Guest

You need to know density of the material

W (weight) = d (density) * V (volume)

W (weight) = d (density) * V (volume)

- Guest

Anonymous wrote:Help!! I need to convert gallons to pounds.

For the oil (petroleum) was it really 7lbs/ gal? If the oil that we are using is SAE W-40 x 40.9 GAL, what was its weight? Need an answer for this, thanx

- Guest

Help!! I need to convert 1680 gallons of trash (contained in a 8 yd. Waste Management container) into pounds (collected).

- Guest

> How many pounds are in 35 gallons of peanut oil?

I think you mean, how many gallons of oil in a 35-pound container of peanut oil, as sold for frying turkeys.

You would think this would easy to find out but I found very little information!

One source said vegetable oil is 7.5 pounds a gallon, which says 35 pounds is 4.7 gallons. I found another source that said 35 pounds is 4.3 gallons. All of the containers I saw at Smart and Final were in gallons or pounds, never both.

35 pounds of water would be 4.38 gallons and oil is lighter so it's definitely more than 4.4. I am going to guess 4.6 and bet that's pretty close.[/quote]

I think you mean, how many gallons of oil in a 35-pound container of peanut oil, as sold for frying turkeys.

You would think this would easy to find out but I found very little information!

One source said vegetable oil is 7.5 pounds a gallon, which says 35 pounds is 4.7 gallons. I found another source that said 35 pounds is 4.3 gallons. All of the containers I saw at Smart and Final were in gallons or pounds, never both.

35 pounds of water would be 4.38 gallons and oil is lighter so it's definitely more than 4.4. I am going to guess 4.6 and bet that's pretty close.[/quote]

- Guest

Anonymous wrote:How many pounds are in 35 gallons of peanut oil?

Peanut oil has a specific gravity of 0.92 at 60Âº F (Source: http://www.csgnetwork.com/sgvisc.html), so peanut oil weighs 7.68 pounds a gallon.

7.68 pounds * 35 gallons = 268.8 pounds at 60Âº F.

George

- Dirtman
- Expert
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[quAnonymous wrote:Anonymous wrote:Help!! I need to convert gallons to pounds.

a 1.5 gallon jar can fit how many pounds of rice.[/quote]

- Guest

i need to convert pounds to gallons to be specific if i have 35 pounds of something how much would that be in gallons??

- Guest

I just costed out veg oil and used the costs to figure out which of the above described gallons measurments equals my 35 pounds of oil. it came to approx. 4.6 gallons equalled my 35 pounds of oil. thanks....

- moe

Pounds is a measure of weight.

Gallons is a measure of volume.

They are not compatible units.

You need to know what material you are talking about, with its unique properties (specifically, its density) before you can start looking at volumes and weights in any kind of meaningful relationship.

WHAT are you trying to find the weight of? 1.5gallons of....?

Gallons is a measure of volume.

They are not compatible units.

You need to know what material you are talking about, with its unique properties (specifically, its density) before you can start looking at volumes and weights in any kind of meaningful relationship.

WHAT are you trying to find the weight of? 1.5gallons of....?

- guest who isnt a moron

picture this...

you have a one gallon fish tank.

you fill it with feathers, how much does it weigh???

you fill it with marbles, how much does it weigh???

you fill it with oil, water, concrete etc. how much does it weigh? a gallon is a measurement of volume and only when you know the density of an item can you know the weight per gallon.

you have a one gallon fish tank.

you fill it with feathers, how much does it weigh???

you fill it with marbles, how much does it weigh???

you fill it with oil, water, concrete etc. how much does it weigh? a gallon is a measurement of volume and only when you know the density of an item can you know the weight per gallon.

- Guest

If you have a bullet tank with the following diameter (84") and it 27' long or (324"), HOW many gallons would it hold (what is the water capacity of the vessel?)

- grhoadar

grhoadar wrote:If you have a bullet tank with the following diameter (84") and it 27' long or (324"), HOW many gallons would it hold (what is the water capacity of the vessel?)

V = (pi)r^2 x h where h is the height

Breaking down the formula

pi = 3.14159265

r^2 (radious which is 42 half the diameter of 84) = 1764

h = 324

So the formula would be

3.1459265 x 1764 = 5541.7694346 X 324 = 1795533.2968104

The above answer is in cubic inches and a gallon of water

displaces 231 cubic inches so to finish divide

1795533.2968104 by 231 you get 7772.8714147636363636363636363636 Gallons.

If you fill this tank with water it will have a weight of 64,749 lbs

- Guest

How many pounds of lose corn will it take to fill a 55 gallon drum.

- Guest

Gallons is a measure of volume -- the amount of space something takes up, as measured by a container size. Pounds is a measure of weight -- the amount of gravity placed on the item as measure by a scale.

Materials have a different density -- or weight per volume. A gallon of peanut butter vs a gallon of milk vs a gallon of gas vs a gallon of motor oil vs. a gallon of peanut oil. They'd all take up the same space -- a gallon container, but each would weigh differently.

When someone figures the weight of an aircraft, they have to take into consideration the weight of the fuel and the weight of the oil -- which as has been mentioned are different. You can't determine the weight of trash because it depends on what's in the trash. If the trash container held plastic bags, it would hardly weigh anything. If it held gravel, it would weigh a lot.

If you cannot find a weight for the peanut oil, best best is to actually weight the product: weigh a cup or a quart or a half gallon and then use that figure to determine the weight per gallon.

Materials have a different density -- or weight per volume. A gallon of peanut butter vs a gallon of milk vs a gallon of gas vs a gallon of motor oil vs. a gallon of peanut oil. They'd all take up the same space -- a gallon container, but each would weigh differently.

When someone figures the weight of an aircraft, they have to take into consideration the weight of the fuel and the weight of the oil -- which as has been mentioned are different. You can't determine the weight of trash because it depends on what's in the trash. If the trash container held plastic bags, it would hardly weigh anything. If it held gravel, it would weigh a lot.

If you cannot find a weight for the peanut oil, best best is to actually weight the product: weigh a cup or a quart or a half gallon and then use that figure to determine the weight per gallon.

- guest

Anonymous wrote:Help!! I need to convert gallons to pounds.

33231 lbs to gallons

- Guest

I have a 65x35x9 pile of rock and dirt. We are hauling this and were trying to figure out how many tons their are in this 20,475 cubic feet of rock. PLEASE HELP!

- Guest

Guest wrote:I have a 65x35x9 pile of rock and dirt. We are hauling this and were trying to figure out how many tons their are in this 20,475 cubic feet of rock. PLEASE HELP!

Industry loose weight averages for 50% rock / 50% run approximately 107.4 pcf (2900 lb/yd3), so approximately 1100 tons. Factors such as moisture content can throw this off considerably.

See http://www.unb.ca/transpo/mynet/mtv20.htm for industry averages for rock and dirt in lb/loose yd3 and kg/loose M3. Weights will vary based on composition, type of rock and moisture content but it should give you an approximation you can use to get you reasonably close.

- Dirtman
- Expert
**Posts:**574**Joined:**Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm**Location:**California

There is approximately 8.33 lbs in 1 gallon

with a specific gravity of 1 (water)

To convert Gallons to Pounds, multiply the gallons by 8.33 to get LBS.

To convert Pounds to Gallons, divide the pounds by 8.33 to get Gallons.

with a specific gravity of 1 (water)

To convert Gallons to Pounds, multiply the gallons by 8.33 to get LBS.

To convert Pounds to Gallons, divide the pounds by 8.33 to get Gallons.

- Chemist

How much does a gallon of ice cream weigh?

Thanks.

Thanks.

- erib

Hi,

I want to know how many pounds of bird seed will a 20 gallon galvanised steel trash can hold?Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

I want to know how many pounds of bird seed will a 20 gallon galvanised steel trash can hold?Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

- montyhar

quick question ,ehat does 55 gallons of water weigh in pounds thanks

- survivescotland2009

survivescotland2009 wrote:quick question ,ehat does 55 gallons of water weigh in pounds thanks

Quick answer: At 4Âº C (60Âº F), pure water weighs 8.33 lb/gal

- Dirtman
- Expert
**Posts:**574**Joined:**Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:04 pm**Location:**California

Guest wrote:i need to convert pounds to gallons to be specific if i have 35 pounds of something how much would that be in gallons??

There are 8.34 lbs per gallon of water

- theoldman

You can take 8.33 and multiply by the gallon size then multiply by the specific gravity. For Example: 8.33 X 1 gallon X SG1.0047 = 8.37 lbs in one gallon

- GUEST

I want to store a large amount of dogfood in a big plastic container which is labeled by gallons...about what gallon size tub do I need for a 44 lb bag?

- dogowner

Guest wrote:Gallons of what?

H2O - approx 8lbs per gallon

Petroleum Oil (motor oil) - approx 7lbs per gallon

Fuel - approx 6.4lbs per gallon

how much ice does 1 gallon of water make

- bobbi

in troubl wrote:hlp how do i convert 1 1/14 gal into qaurts?

Each quart is one "quart"er of a gallon. Therefore a gallon has four quarters or quarts and the 1/4 gallon is also a quart so you have 5 quarts of volumn.

- ason

5 quarts times five will give you the pounds.

- marsrat
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survivescotland2009 wrote:quick question ,ehat does 55 gallons of water weigh in pounds thanks

One gallon of distilled water weighs approx 8.32 lbs.

So multiply by 55 = 457.6lbs

- nancymobley73
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I think the question has to be qualified first. As to what gallons and as to what pounds referred to. But to cut the long story short,

As quoted, maybe the best quick answer for that. Whatever is the qualification for that question.Dirtman wrote:At 4Âº C (60Âº F), pure water weighs 8.33 lb/gal

- ChristinaLogan
**Posts:**2**Joined:**Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Guest wrote:Help!! I need to convert gallons to pounds.

Hi,

First of all you should tell exactly that you are talking about which thing? That is gallons and pounds of what? Of water? Of oil? Of milk? Of petrol?

Thanks!

- Monica
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Hi,

I hope all of you will be fine here...!I want to to explain you via giving some examples. I hope you'll get benefit from these examples:

1 liquid US gallon of water = 8.35 pounds

1 gallon UK of water = 10 pounds

1 liquid gallon of honey = 10.85 pounds

1 dry gallon of wheat flour = 4.9 pounds

1 gallon of air = about 0,01 pound

Thanks!

I hope all of you will be fine here...!I want to to explain you via giving some examples. I hope you'll get benefit from these examples:

1 liquid US gallon of water = 8.35 pounds

1 gallon UK of water = 10 pounds

1 liquid gallon of honey = 10.85 pounds

1 dry gallon of wheat flour = 4.9 pounds

1 gallon of air = about 0,01 pound

Thanks!

- Golden
**Posts:**1**Joined:**Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:27 am**Location:**Switzerland

But how many dry gallons of UK water are in feathers (per pound)?

- Guest

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