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Useful weights and measures

5-1-01: In response to a builder request we have added this page. Let us know if you have any suggestions for additional weights or measurements we should add.

  • One cubic foot of volume will support approx. 60 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of fresh water weighs 62.5 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of salt water weighs 64 lbs.
  • One gallon of gasoline weighs 6.2 lbs.
  • One gallon of Diesel fuel weighs 7.1 lbs.
  • One cubic foot of volume contains 7.48 gallons.
  • One board foot - A lumber measurement. One board foot = 1" X 12" X 12". A piece of lumber 2" X 12" X 12" = 2 board feet. When width and thickness are specified, lumber may be called out as linear feet, i.e. 1" X 6" X 24 linear feet. Linear feet is used when the the lumber will be cut into various lengths, as opposed to a piece 1" X 6" x 24' which would be a single piece of wood.

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