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Old 03-06-2009, 08:52 AM
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Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:28 AM
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Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.
You need to know the density, and the different materials likely have different densities.

Water is 8.33 lb/gal. Because of the weight of pigments, paints seem a good deal heavier than water, but I can't give you a figure. You need to identify all the materials and their respective density, however,
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I need to know how many pounds it is for 2,226 gallons of hazardous paint.
I need to know how many pounds it is for 972 gallons of non-hazardous paint.




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Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.
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I need to know how many pounds it is for 2,226 gallons of hazardous paint.
I need to know how many pounds it is for 972 gallons of non-hazardous paint.
Different paints have different densities. As we don't know what those densities are, you'll need to weigh a gallon of each and exterpolate the data.

If you don't have access to the material, you'll need to call the manufacturer, if known.
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You need to know the density, and the different materials likely have different densities.

Water is 8.33 lb/gal. Because of the weight of pigments, paints seem a good deal heavier than water, but I can't give you a figure. You need to identify all the materials and their respective density, however,
It all depends on the specific gravety of your item. Specific gravity refers to the weight of a liquid/gas compared to another substance almost always water for liquids and air for gasses Most paints and oils have a specific gravity of less than one hense less pounds per gallon. Motor oil for example is 6# per gal, gasoline about 6.15
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:08 PM
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Universal Plumbing Code Conversion Table

multiply gallons x 8.3453 = pounds of water
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