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Old 01-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Calculations....CY To Tons...SY To Tons


Anybody have a quick and easy formula to find out how many Tons in a CY....Tons in a SY?? Thanks a bunch
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Re: Calculations....CY To Tons...SY To Tons


You'd need to know the weight of the object.
Tons is a measurement of weight, CY is a measurement of volume.
A CY of feathers would weigh less than a CY of bricks.

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Re: Calculations....CY To Tons...SY To Tons


aw yes of course lol..well its roadbase but i dont know the weight.
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is it #304?
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Most quarries, pits, etc. have a proctor/density on file. A lot of the base around here is anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 tons per yd. depending on moisture content, etc. I

If a proctor isn't on file, grab a five gallon bucket, weigh it, figure the volume and do your own conversion........not as accurate maybe, but better than guessing.
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Anybody have a quick and easy formula to find out how many Tons in a CY....Tons in a SY?? Thanks a bunch
Just remember, a square yard is 1/3 of a cubic yard. That being the case:

For tons per CY take the depth (height) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 27, times .055.

For tons per SY take the width (short side) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 9, times .055.
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Re: Calculations....CY To Tons...SY To Tons


i always take cy x 1.35 to get tons for base. works good for most materials not precise but comes close. your gonna need to convert your sy to cy by dividing it by 27 then x it by 1.35
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Just remember, a square yard is 1/3 of a cubic yard. That being the case:

For tons per CY take the depth (height) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 27, times .055.

For tons per SY take the width (short side) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 9, times .055.
Not quite. A square yard in a unit of area. A cubic yard is a unit of volume. You can't compare the two like you're doing. 9 cubic feet is 1/3 of a cubic yard.
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Just remember, a square yard is 1/3 of a cubic yard. That being the case:

For tons per CY take the depth (height) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 27, times .055.

For tons per SY take the width (short side) of the cubic yards in inches, squared, divided by 9, times .055.
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Not quite. A square yard in a unit of area. A cubic yard is a unit of volume. You can't compare the two like you're doing. 9 cubic feet is 1/3 of a cubic yard.
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I think/hope pipeguy realizes that cubic and square yards are completely different measures, and there is no conversion factor without knowing the X dimension

I hope he is just funning with the OP. With all that numerical mumbo jumbo, it sure seems that way ( fingers crossed)
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I think/hope pipeguy realizes that cubic and square yards are completely different measures, and there is no conversion factor without knowing the X dimension

I hope he is just funning with the OP. With all that numerical mumbo jumbo, it sure seems that way ( fingers crossed)
Don't know. Hope so too.
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yeah but...is that celcius or joules?
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Does anyone know how many gallons there is in a mile?
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which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?
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which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of gold?
not sure, but send me a ton of gold and I'll compare it to the ton of feathers I have.
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Most quarries, pits, etc. have a proctor/density on file. A lot of the base around here is anywhere from 1.2 to 1.4 tons per yd. depending on moisture content, etc. I

If a proctor isn't on file, grab a five gallon bucket, weigh it, figure the volume and do your own conversion........not as accurate maybe, but better than guessing.

We are about the same around here, 1.2 to 1.4 tons to C.Y.

Just call the pit and find out,

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