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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.

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### How much does 5 US gallons of sand weigh?

A general formula:
mass (kg) = density (kg/m3) × volume (m3)
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mass (kg) = density (kg/m3) × volume (m3)
weight at sea level (lbs) = mass (kg) × 2.20462262
Volumes, 5 gallons:
5 US dry gallons = 0.02202442 m3
5 US liquid gallons = 0.01892706 m3
5 UK gallons = 0.02273045 m3
"5 gallon" bucket (15" h. x 12" w.) = 0.02780000 m3, to rim
Densities, approximate:
loose dry sand ≈ 1442 kg/m3
dry sand ≈ 1602 kg/m3
wet sand ≈ 1922 kg/m3
quartz sand ≈ 1201 kg/m3
Choose the appropriate volume and density for your application
and apply the general formula.
m = d × v
w = m × 2.20462262
For a typical "5 gallon" bucket, which holds 6.3 US dry / 7.3 US
liq. / 6.1 UK gallons to the rim, filled with loose dry sand, you
get:
1442 kg/m3 × 0.0278 m3 ≈ 40.09 kg
40.09 kg × 2.20462 ≈ 88.4 lbs
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"5 gal." bucket: ~ 88.4 lbs
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### How much does 5 UK gallons of sand weigh?

A general formula:
mass (kg) = density (kg/m3) × volume (m3)
weight at sea level (lbs) = mass (kg) × 2.20462262
Volume:
5 UK gallons = 0.02273045 m3
Densities, approximate:
loose dry sand ≈ 1442 kg/m3
dry sand ≈ 1602 kg/m3
wet sand ≈ 1922 kg/m3
quartz sand ≈ 1201 kg/m3
Choose the appropriate volume and density for your application and
apply the general formula.
m = d × v
w = m × 2.20462262
For 5 UK dry gallons of loose dry sand, you get:
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### How much does 5 US liquid gallons of sand weigh?

A general formula:
mass (kg) = density (kg/m3) × volume (m3)
weight at sea level (lbs) = mass (kg) × 2.20462262
Volume:
5 US liquid gallons = 0.01892706 m3
Densities, approximate:
loose dry sand ≈ 1442 kg/m3
dry sand ≈ 1602 kg/m3
wet sand ≈ 1922 kg/m3
quartz sand ≈ 1201 kg/m3
Choose the appropriate density for your application and apply
the general formula.
m = d × v
w = m × 2.20462262
For 5 US liquid gallons of loose dry sand, you get:
1442 kg/m3 × 0.0189 m3 ≈ 27.29 kg
27.29 kg × 2.20462 ≈ 60.2 lbs

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### How much does 5 US dry gallons of sand weigh?

A general formula:
mass (kg) = density (kg/m3) × volume (m3)
weight at sea level (lbs) = mass (kg) × 2.20462262
Volume:
5 US dry gallons = 0.02202442 m3
Densities, approximate:
loose dry sand ≈ 1442 kg/m3
dry sand ≈ 1602 kg/m3
wet sand ≈ 1922 kg/m3
quartz sand ≈ 1201 kg/m3
Choose the appropriate density for your application and apply
the general formula.
m = d × v
w = m × 2.20462262
For 5 US dry gallons of loose dry sand, you get:
1442 kg/m3 × 0.0220 m3 ≈ 31.76 kg
31.76 kg × 2.20462 ≈ 70.0 lbs