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5 gallons of sand weight?


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July 20, 2012 4:05PM

There is no flat conversion from volume to weight; it all depends on the material you need to weigh. Based on some quick searches, it looks like a gallon of sand is approximately 200 oz, or 12.5 pounds. So based on that measurement, it would be about 62.5 pounds. However, not all sand is created equal, and the sand you're using may be coarser or finer or made of an entirely different material. I would take a smaller measurement of 1 or 2 cups, weigh that in ounces, then make your conversion.