## How many pounds of soil are in a 55 gallon drum?

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Depends on composition. You can be looking at 9 to 12 pounds per gallon. probably 600 pound range with a not quite full drum of sifted dirt.

## What is the actual volume of a 55 gallon drum?

Many drums nominally measure just under 880 millimetres (35 in) tall with a diameter just under 610 millimetres (24 in), and have a common nominal volume of 208 litres (55 US gal) whereas the barrel volume of crude oil is 42 US gallons (159 L).

**How many bags of concrete does it take to fill a 55 gallon drum?**

The number of bags of concrete you need to fill a 55 gallon drum depends on the size of bag you are using. For instance, if you are using 60 lb bags, you need 16 bags of concrete to fill a 55 gallon drum, and if you are using 80 lb bag of concrete, you need 12 bags of concrete to fill a 55 gallon drum.

**What is the inside dimensions of a 55 gallon drum?**

Standard 55 Gallon Drum Dimensions ⚊ Standard 55 gallon (208 Liters) steel drums have inside dimensions of 22.5” (572 mm) diameter and 33.5” (851 mm) height. The outside dimensions are typically 23″ (584 mm) diameter and 34.5″ (876 mm) height. Tight-head drums typically have an outside height of 35.25″ (895 mm).

### How much does a 55-gallon drum of sand weigh?

The empty drum weighs 38lbs. Find the unit weight of the sand in pounds per cubic foot.

### How much does a gallon of dirt weigh?

Plain soil from a garden can weigh 12 pounds per 1 gallon. Add water, which weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon at room temperature, and a large container can become an immovable object.

**Does a 55 gallon drum hold exactly 55 gallons?**

A 55 gallon drum has a capacity of 44 British Imperial gallons, 200 liters, or 55 U.S. gallons. Their diameter is 22.5″ (57.15 cm) at a height of 33.5″ (85 cm), which creates a volume capacity of 58 gallons or 218.4 liters.

**Why is it called a 55 gallon drum?**

Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, in 1905 Nellie Bly designed a solution to the crummier containers. With the capacity of holding 55 gallons and key features such as the ribs that provide rigidity and strength, Bly had crafted a new industry standard with the iconic drums we all know so well.

#### Does concrete get heavier when it dries?

Sites suggest that you’ll need about 10% more concrete than calculated just to be safe. Standard reinforced concrete is 150 pounds per cubic foot when dry, but there are “light” versions that may be under 100 pounds per cubic foot, or as heavy as 300 pounds per cubic foot.

#### How much does a 55 gallon drum filled with concrete weigh?

I’m sure you plugged in the numbers but a full 55 drum of concrete would weigh about 1100 lbs, so 3/4 full will be around 820 lbs.

**How much does an empty 55 gallon drum weigh?**

You can expect an average 55-gallon drum weight to be about 48 pounds (22 kg) for a steel drum, and about 25 pounds (11 kg) for a plastic drum.

**Will a 55 gallon barrel fit in a car?**

Drew Peterson says yes.