55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: Len Basso On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:59 pm

Can anyone please tell me the weight of a 55 gallon drum filled with rice coal?
Trying to find a way to place 4 drums on a pallet and use a pallet jack to fill them at the window and then move them out of the way until I need them.
It would certainly be easier to have the rice coal delivered in bulk......now I am making 5 trips (one ton per trip) with my pickup truck and lumping into the basement.
Any ideas or help???

Thank you....Len
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Re: 55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: brckwlt On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:08 pm

Len Basso wrote:Can anyone please tell me the weight of a 55 gallon drum filled with rice coal?
Trying to find a way to place 4 drums on a pallet and use a pallet jack to fill them at the window and then move them out of the way until I need them.
It would certainly be easier to have the rice coal delivered in bulk......now I am making 5 trips (one ton per trip) with my pickup truck and lumping into the basement.
Any ideas or help???

Thank you....Len



i know pea weighs roughly 400lbs per 55gal drum. it should be about the same
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Re: 55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:09 pm

A good start is 400 lbs or about 1 ton for every 5 drums. Check this area of board:

http://nepacrossroads.com/kb/Anthracite_Coal
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Re: 55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: mozz On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:12 pm

5 gallons is about 38-40 so figure about 440 lbs.
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Re: 55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: brckwlt On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:08 pm

Yeah mozz is right, my barrel was almost empty today so i slid it off the auger and emptied out the fines and little bit of coal and re filled it with a 5 gallon lowes bucket, took 11 bucket fulls, roughly 38-40 each bucket full. so maybe 418 on the lite side and 440 at the very most
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Re: 55 Gallon Drums/Rice Coal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:28 pm

Chuck Norris benches two 55's on his all-man bar and says 400 each is a safer guess. He eats a few mouthfuls before grunting one out, so add a smidgen for snacks!
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