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Conversion from gallons to lbs
Could you please tell me what the calculation is to conver gallons to lbs?

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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs
its 8lbs p/g

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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs
Converting volumes to weights:
A volume is how much space something takes up. A weight is how heavy something is. Different types of materials take up a different amount of space for the same weight. Everyone instinctively knows this, for example, you know a rock is going to be MUCH heavier than a peice of polystyrene of the same size. You know that if you put oil and water in a pan, the oil is going to float on top, because they do not mix and the oil is lighter. This difference is referred to as "density". If you want to convert a volume to a weight, you need to multiply by the density. If you want to convert weight to volume, you need to divide by the density. If you have a gallon of water, then it weighs just over 8 pounds. If you have a gallon of mercury, then it weighs about 100 pounds. If you have a gallon of sand or gravel, it weighs about 30 pounds. If you post the material you are trying to find the weight of, someone may have the density. 
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs
Cool. That explained it fairly well. Maybe I should put your reply into a FAQ page about it.

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1 gallon of water is equal to 8.33 lbs it depends on the substance you want to convert 
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs
US gallons of diesel to weight in lbs

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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs
Water weighs 8.33 lb/gal, and a typical specific gravity for diesel (weight relative to water) is 0.84, so about 7 lb/gal.
However densities of petroleum products vary lot to lot. If you want any precision, you need to measure density with a hydrometer and use the value for that particular lot. 
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I came to this web site to get the conversion of Gal to Lbs I must say as much as I apprieite these formus I composed a full 50 page work up and gave it to my supervisior just to be told the project would have to be redone because the conversion was actually 12Lbs to 1 Gal. Hopefully this will save somebody some time.

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How would you convert deer corn pounds to a 55 galloon drum?

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