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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 10:22 pm

Is the weight of a cubic foot of buckwheat the same as the weight of a cubic foot of rice? Has anybody ever weighed Harmony buckwheat? Or rice? I always assume that coal was 50 lbs per cubic foot. But that would be rice. Buck weighs more?


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Post Sat. Sep. 22, 2012 11:28 pm

Rice is going to take up more room so the Buck would weigh more per volume assuming the exact same product. As the coal sizes get smaller they take up more space and different sources have different densities so that can be a factor too.

Generally speaking 40 cubic ft. per ton.

There is 5 ton of buck on this truck. If it were rice it would be stacked up a lot more. If it were nut coal it would even with the sides. If it were stove you wouldn't be able to see it.

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 3:37 am

Richard I'm having confusion. I bought 2380 pounds of nut coal that filled 5 - 55 gallon drums.

7.352 cubic ft per barrel x 5 barrels = 36.76 cubic feet total
How did I get 2380 pounds when a ton is 40 cubic feet?
Shouldn't 2380 pounds take up 47 cubic feet?? Did I do something wrong?
Am I getting ripped off??

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:47 am

Not all coal has the same density.

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:12 am

In my admittedly limited experience Stockton pea is about 12-13% more dense than Harmony pea. As Rob said, there is a lot of density variability.

For me a well filled 5 gallon pail of Stockton pea weighs about 42 lbs (including the plastic pail), and a well filled 5 gallon pail of Harmony pea weights about 37.5 lbs. (including the plastic pail).

There are about 57.5 gallons of capacity in a typical 55 gallon drum that is filled level to the brim. And just as for drums, you can get more than 5 gallons of content into a 5 gallon pail.

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:30 am

Lightning wrote: 7.352 cubic ft per barrel x 5 barrels = 36.76 cubic feet total
How did I get 2380 pounds when a ton is 40 cubic feet?
The 40 cubic feet is just a suggestion and probably on the high side for most coal.

That would not concern me, the nut is smaller volume.

Generally speaking when I filled 55 gallon drums it would take 5 for the rice but they would be topped off.

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 11:14 am

Thanks Richard :)
I did see another figure that said 36 cubic feet for a ton of nut, so that would be closer :D

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:32 pm

Scott, a ton of that coal will take up 48.86 cu. ft. of space. :lol:


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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:42 pm

Hahahaha Right :lol:
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Looks good Scott!

It will look even better going up through the burn pot. :up:
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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Look at you go!

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:51 pm

How's your tractor handling that weight?

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 7:58 pm

Just got to rain on my parade. Don't know yet. We will leave that for another day. Those bags have 2200 in each. :)

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Rob R. wrote:Looks good Scott!

It will look even better going up through the burn pot. :up:
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Might look better burning but right now I'm sporting wood looking at it :lol: :lol: :punk:

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Post Sun. Sep. 23, 2012 8:03 pm

I only ask since I know how my 580 does with a full bag. I get armstrong steering after picking it up. :shock:


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