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Old 03-13-2007, 02:11 PM
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How do I convert 1/2" and 3/8" rebar in linear feet to tons?
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Convert linear feet to tons

That depends on the density of the metal. Cast steel is about 490 pounds/cubic foot.

Calculate the cross sectional area of the rebar, then multiply by the length to get volume.

A 1/2 inch diameter circle has a cross sectional area of 0.19634954084936207 square inches. Lets round it to 0.2 square inches, now the formula for calculating weight would be:

(((0.2 / 144) * linear feet) * 490) / 2000 = tons

What I did was first convert square inches to square feet:
0.2 / 144 = square feet
Then calculated cubic feet:
square feet * linear feet = cubic feet
Now figured the pounds:
cubic feet * density = pounds
Now the tons:
pounds / 2000 = tons

That is for the 1/2 inch diameter cast steel rebar. Now do the same for the 3/8, or 5/8, or 7/16, etc.
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1 ton to feet
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1 ton to feet
One ton of concrete, how far will I get in linear feet.
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One ton of concrete, how far will I get in linear feet.
That depends on how wide and deep you pour it.
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the multiplying factor to convert a linear meter of reinforcement to tons
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