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    Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

    We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.

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    Re: converting gallons to pounds

    Originally posted by Unregistered
    Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

    We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.
    You need to know the density, and the different materials likely have different densities.

    Water is 8.33 lb/gal. Because of the weight of pigments, paints seem a good deal heavier than water, but I can't give you a figure. You need to identify all the materials and their respective density, however,

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      Re: converting gallons to pounds

      I need to know how many pounds it is for 2,226 gallons of hazardous paint.
      I need to know how many pounds it is for 972 gallons of non-hazardous paint.




      Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
      Please help me convert gallons to pounds. 9320 gallons to ? pounds

      We have 55 gallon drums on different hazardous waste like Latex paint. I need to know how many pounds it is for a 55 gallon drum of Latex paint.

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        Re: converting gallons to pounds

        Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
        I need to know how many pounds it is for 2,226 gallons of hazardous paint.
        I need to know how many pounds it is for 972 gallons of non-hazardous paint.
        Different paints have different densities. As we don't know what those densities are, you'll need to weigh a gallon of each and exterpolate the data.

        If you don't have access to the material, you'll need to call the manufacturer, if known.

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          Re: converting gallons to pounds

          Originally posted by JohnS View Post
          You need to know the density, and the different materials likely have different densities.

          Water is 8.33 lb/gal. Because of the weight of pigments, paints seem a good deal heavier than water, but I can't give you a figure. You need to identify all the materials and their respective density, however,
          It all depends on the specific gravety of your item. Specific gravity refers to the weight of a liquid/gas compared to another substance almost always water for liquids and air for gasses Most paints and oils have a specific gravity of less than one hense less pounds per gallon. Motor oil for example is 6# per gal, gasoline about 6.15

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            Re: converting gallons to pounds

            Universal Plumbing Code Conversion Table

            multiply gallons x 8.3453 = pounds of water

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