# Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

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### Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

Is my math correct? Will a full truck load of anthracite pea fit into a 27 cubic yard space?
lsayre

Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

If I am correct one ton will take up 40 cubic feet so 22 tons x 40 = 880. 27 cubic feet in a yard, 27 into 880 = 32.59 so no. But I did stay at a Motel 8 last night.

ETA...

I looked and also found 36.8 per ton, so 36.8 into 809 = 21.98 so maybe yeah.
Last edited by grumpy on Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
grumpy

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

I extended it from a 5 gallon pail weighing in at 40 lbs.

44,000 lbs./40 lbs. = 1,100 pails

1,100 pails = 5,500 gallons

5,500/7.4805 = 735.25 cubic feet

735.25/27 ~= 27.25 cubic yards
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If 5 gallon pails actually weigh in at only 38 net lbs, then it would require 40/38 x 27.25 = 28.7 cubic yards.

30 cubic yards should cover all contingencies.
lsayre

Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

I'd go for the 32 & not get all anal about it!
freetown fred

Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Fred !!
grumpy

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

The Stockton I burned 2 years ago would fit in less than 27 cubic yards for a full T/L. It weighed in at 42-43 lbs. per 5 gal. pail.
lsayre

Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

Go for the full load ! And if ya find it dont fit,Ill come and clean up whats leftover around the edges of the bin....no charge
waldo lemieux

Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

Actually I measured my nut coal to occupy 32-33 cubic feet per ton. So I get an answer of 26.8 cubic yards for 22 tons based on that.
Lightning

Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

Larry is burning Pea Coal, so 43 cu ft/ton is SAFER than 40 .......like fred says....RELAX,,,we AIN'T on the Mars Orbiter....who the hell cares.....close enough is good enough. It's COAL ,not Diamonds were are storing. Larry....you HAVE to see Dr Phil!!!!
whistlenut

Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

### Re: Will a full T/L of coal (~22 tons) occupy 27 cubic yards?

Pea - nut. ... haha peanut yeah pretty close. It would be a close fit. Stuff it in lol
Lightning

Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash