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# How much does a gallon of soil weigh?

A typical loose sample of fairly dry topsoil weighs around 1600 pounds per cubic yard. There are 27 cubic feet in a yard and 7.48 gallons in a cubic foot. 1600/27=59.26 pounds a cubic foot. 59.26/7.48=7.92 pounds per gallon.

Similarly one may ask, how much does a gallon of potting soil weight?

Plain soil from a garden can weigh 12 pounds per 1 gallon. Add water, which weighs 8.3 pounds per gallon at room temperature, and a large container can become an immovable object. Soilless potting mixtures, depending on their composition, can weigh a few ounces to 1 pound per gallon.

Also Know, how much does a gallon of compost weigh? Weights for products will vary due to moisture content. Typically, mulch products weigh between 400-800 lbs. per cubic yard; Compost weighs between 1000 – 1600 lbs and soil blends weigh between 2200-2700 lbs.

Furthermore, what weighs more a gallon of water or a gallon of dirt?

A pint's a pound the world around. A pint of water weights 16 ounces. A gallon of water is 8 pounds.

How much does a 55 gallon drum full of dirt weigh?

816lbs

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