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#1
11-27-2006, 02:09 PM
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Cubic yards to pound

Can any one tell me how many pounds in 1 cubic yard of black dirt
#2
11-29-2006, 09:36 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,449 Rep Power: 13
Re: Cubic yards to pound

I found data from Reade on various types of dirt.

Earth, loam, dry, excavated - 2106 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, moist, excavated - 2430 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, wet, excavated - 2700 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, dense - 3375 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, soft loose mud - 2916 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, packed - 2565 pounds/cubic yard
Earth, Fullers, raw - 1134 pounds/cubic yard
#3
04-21-2009, 05:07 AM
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Re: Cubic yards to pound

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered Can any one tell me how many pounds in 1 cubic yard of black dirt
How many pounds of top soil equals a cubic yard?
#4
04-21-2009, 06:58 AM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,438 Rep Power: 19
Re: Cubic yards to pound

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered How many pounds of top soil equals a cubic yard?
use the "loam" figure from post 2. About 2100 lb/ydł but subject to considerable variation with moisture content, and the composition of the dry soil; high organic content (humus) would make it lighter, high moisture content heavier)
#5
05-03-2009, 06:25 PM
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Re: Cubic yards to pound

If you're trying to figure out how many 40# bags would equal a yard of dirt for price comparison (i.e., should you buy a bag of dirt from the Big Box store or should you order a yard of dirt from the nursery), then I suggest estimating about 1.5 bags per yard (i.e., 60#s ~1yard).
#6
05-04-2009, 03:35 AM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,438 Rep Power: 19
Re: Cubic yards to pound

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered If you're trying to figure out how many 40# bags would equal a yard of dirt for price comparison (i.e., should you buy a bag of dirt from the Big Box store or should you order a yard of dirt from the nursery), then I suggest estimating about 1.5 bags per yard (i.e., 60#s ~1yard).
Perhaps per cubic foot (1/27 of cubic yard), certainly not per cubic yard. Note that all the figures above for various types of dirt are around 2000 - 3000 pounds per cubic yard.
#7
01-21-2010, 03:04 PM
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Re: Cubic yards to pound of rock salt

can any one tell me how many pound are in a cubic yard of rock salt
#8
01-21-2010, 04:25 PM
 Dirtman Senior Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Posts: 157 Rep Power: 6
Re: Cubic yards to pound of rock salt

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered can any one tell me how many pound are in a cubic yard of rock salt
According to http://www.hpwt.de/Mineralien/Steinsalze.htm, solid halite (rock salt) has a density of around 2.15 g/cm3, which is approximately 3624 lbs/yd3

Broken, it will have a density in the range of 1.28 and 1.44 g/cm3, so around 2158 to 2425 lbs/yd3. This is approximate as density is dependent on the gradation, moisture content and the source.

Last edited by Dirtman; 01-21-2010 at 04:47 PM. Reason: First answer was for solid halite
#9
11-05-2010, 08:48 AM
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Re: Cubic yards to pound

[how many lbs are in a cubic yard
#10
11-12-2010, 07:19 AM
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Re: Cubic yards to pound

Depends on the material. Feathers? Concrete? Lead?

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