How much corn?

Discussion in 'Campfire' started by 9 toes, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. 9 toes

    9 toes Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    I'm thinking about buying some corn in bulk. How many lbs. will a 55 gal. drum hold?
     

  2. oh yea, did you go to Drumco and get some drums??
     
  3. 9 toes

    9 toes Member<br>'07/'08 Bowhunting Contest Team Winner

    No, my son said he could get them where he works free. So of course i took him up on the offer.
     
  4. Earnhardt fan #1

    Earnhardt fan #1 Premium Member<br>2012 Turkey Hunting Contest Winn

    Dad bought a pick up truck load back in september (93 dodge long wheel base level full ) It filled up 7 55 gallon drums and several 5 gallon buckets (ran out of drums ) all for $100

    I tried to tell him I get it for free at the mill/grainery but he just wouldn't listen:smack:
     
  5. lunger

    lunger Guest

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    350 #'s a barrel,(more or less)
     

  6. Thats right. 1 gal = 231 cu. in., 55 X 231 = 12705 cu. in. 12705/1728 = 7.35 cu. ft. Corn weighs about 48 lbs per cu. ft. So a 55 gal drum holds about 350 lbs or so.

    1 gallon of corn is about 6.4 lbs.
     
  7. lazyboy

    lazyboy Well-Known Member

    350 lbs is about right
     
  8. Hill Farm Hunter

    Hill Farm Hunter Well-Known Member

    Wow, you really can use that math down the road. I never thought there would be a use for it.:biggrin:

    So, how much will a 5' long 4'' pipe hold?:confused:
     
  9. CP

    CP Guest

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    About 20.89 lbs.

    (4" id pipe)
     
  10. Hill Farm Hunter

    Hill Farm Hunter Well-Known Member

    Pretty good CP. I use half a bag, but fill up a Y and spill a pound.:wink:
     
  11. CP

    CP Guest

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    HFH...I ciphered that on my fingers and toes and added one...for good measure...:thumb: