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Cubic yard to ton = ?
by O.G. C. on 05/11/05 at 16:43:04

I am trying to determine how many tons of pit rock (for a septic tank) I need to cover an area that is 28 ft X 28 ft X 1.5 ft.  I am calculating about 43.5 cubic yards, now I need this measument to be converted to tons.

Any help?!?!? Thank you


Re: Cubic yard to ton = ?
by Robert Fogt on 05/12/05 at 13:51:39

I could not find anything on pit rock, but I found data on crushed stone, is that what you need?

Crushed stone has a density of 100 pounds/cubic foot

28 foot * 28 foot * 1.5 foot = 1,176 cubic foot

1,176 cubic foot * 100 pounds/cubic foot = 117,600 pounds

117,600 / 2000 = 58.8 U.S. tons

The conversion will be different if pit rock is not the same as crushed stone. If you can be more specific as to what pit rock is, I may be able to find the data.


Re: Cubic yard to ton = ?
by O._G._C. on 05/12/05 at 17:46:13

Thanks for the reply.

Your answer gave me a good approximation.

Thanks again!!!!


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