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# How much does 55 gallons of water weigh?

535455 ###### 2007-03-20 18:25:26

Since a gallon of water weighs approximately 8.34 pounds, 55 gallons weigh 55 x 8.34 = 458.7 pounds. 400

## Related Questions A standard barrel (Drum) is 55 gallons, therefore if the barrel is full of water it would weigh 440 pounds. An oil barrel is smaller and holds only 40 gallons and weigh apx 280 lbs as petroleum is lighter than water That depends on what kind of substance occupies the 55 gallons of space.If it's 55 gallons of air, then there are very few kilograms of mass in it.If it's 55 gallons of water, then its mass is about 208 kilograms.If it's 55 gallons of granite, then its mass is a lot more than 208 kilograms.If the 55 gallons of space is empty, then there are no (zero) kilograms of mass in it. There's no direct conversion. It all depends on what's in the 55 gallons. If it's 55 gallons of air, then it's very few pounds. If it's 55 gallons of water, then it's around 460 pounds. If it's 55 gallons of stones or lead, then it's a lot more pounds than that. If it's 55 empty gallons, then it's no pounds at all. One gallon of paint weighs approximately 8.33 pounds. Therefore 55 gallons would weigh 458.15 pounds. Factoring in a weight of 25 pounds for the drum, the total would be about 483.15 pounds. If the pipe is round, with a 55-foot diameter, and 36 inches long, then its capacity is 53,317.3 gallons. If the pipe is round, with a 36-inch diameter, and 55 feet long, then its capacity is 2,908.2 gallons. Either way, we have no way of knowing how much water is in it. For all we know, it may even be empty.

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