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#1
03-28-2007, 07:38 AM
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Conversion from gallons to lbs

Could you please tell me what the calculation is to conver gallons to lbs?
#2
03-28-2007, 10:41 PM
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

its 8lbs p/g
#3
03-29-2007, 12:55 AM
 Mrs X can't count, can't spell! Join Date: Feb 2006 Location: New Zealand Posts: 2,433 Rep Power: 12
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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03-29-2007, 02:02 AM
 Robert Fogt Administrator Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 3,467 Rep Power: 13
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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03-03-2009, 04:20 PM
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered Could you please tell me what the calculation is to conver gallons to lbs?

1 gallon of water is equal to 8.33 lbs

it depends on the substance you want to convert
#6
08-08-2009, 11:56 AM
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered Could you please tell me what the calculation is to conver gallons to lbs?
US gallons of diesel to weight in lbs
#7
08-08-2009, 12:25 PM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,533 Rep Power: 19
Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

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 Originally Posted by Unregistered US gallons of diesel to weight in 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.
#8
09-21-2009, 01:21 PM
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

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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09-21-2009, 02:45 PM
 JohnS Moderator Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: SE Michigan, USA Posts: 9,533 Rep Power: 19
Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Unregistered 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.
Did you read post #3, 5, or 7? The conversion between mass and volume is a property called density and it is specific to a substance. I'm sure something has a density of 12 lb/gal, but water has a density of 8.33 lb/gallon, gasoline about 6.1 lb/gallon, etc. Please don't assume there is a single factor that converts pounds to gallons universally. A two gallon bucket of feathers weighs a lot less than a two gallon bucket of lead shot.
#10
09-22-2009, 02:59 PM
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Re: Conversion from gallons to lbs

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

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