Conversions

Questions and answers on how to convert things from one unit or system to another
Forum rules
Dear convert-me.com forum visitors,

Our forum has been available for many years. In September 2014 we decided to switch it to read-only mode. Month after month we saw less posts with questions and answers from real people and more spam posts. We were spending more and more resources cleaning the spam until there were less them 1 legitimate message per 100 spam posts. Then we decided it's time to stop.

All the posts in the forum will be available and searchable. We understand there are a lot of useful information and we aren't going to remove anything. As for the new questions, you can always ask them on convert-me.com FaceBook page

Thank you for being with us and sorry for any inconveniences this could caused.

Conversions

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:17 am

:( How do I convert gallons to tons?
Guest
 

Re: Conversions

Postby buckee » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:28 am

Guest wrote::( How do I convert gallons to tons?


A gallon is a measure of volume.
A ton is a measure of mass.
It depends on what material you are considering.
1 gallon of water weighs a lot less than a gallon of mercury.

However, if we are talking about water, a gallon of water weighs 8.33 pounds/gallon.
So 1 gallon = 8.33 pounds / 2000 pounds per ton = 0.004165 tons.
Therefore 1000 gallons = 4.165 tons
Use at your own risk as I am not a mathematician,
and as always, check my math!
Hope this helps.

buckee
Professional Structural Engineer
buckee
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:05 am
Location: Cleveland, OH


More info

  • List of all units you can convert online
  • Metric conversion
  • Convert grams to cups
  • Grams to milliliters
  • Imperial vs US Customary
  • History of measurement
  • Return to How to convert?

    Our Privacy Policy       Cooking Measures Converter       Metric conversions