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?
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.
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??
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.