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    How do I convert 1/2" and 3/8" rebar in linear feet to tons?

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    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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      Re: Convert linear feet to tons

      1 ton to feet

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        Re: Convert linear feet to tons

        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
        1 ton to feet
        One ton of concrete, how far will I get in linear feet.

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          Re: Convert linear feet to tons

          Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
          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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            convert linear meter in reinforcement to tons

            the multiplying factor to convert a linear meter of reinforcement to tons

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