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Are these figures correct?
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Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 07:32:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
FUEL TANK,DEVERS DEERCAMP ---> IT IS 38 INCH TALL X 60 inch long---- TOTAL VOLUME IS ---> 442 Gallons <---- MARK THE END for fuel orders this way<----> start at bottom then UP 6 inch a mark= 39.5 gallons-----go up to 12 inch=add72.4 gallons=111.5 gallons @12 inch mark. ADD 109 gallons and get to HALFWAY of tank AT 19 INCHES you have total of 221 gal at HALF tank 19 inch high level Go up to 25 inch high by adding 109 gallons which is 330 TOTAL GALS IN TANK at25 inches high---add 72 gallons to get up to 31 inch high mark which brings gallons total to 402 gallon at 31 inch high. --add 39.5 gallons which brings fuel level to top of tank holding 442 gallons total.---------------------------------------------------------------- make marks on tank end 6 inch high =39.5 gal ----12 inch high =111.5 gallons---------19 inch high=221 gallons ----25 inch high=330 gallons-------31 inch high=402gallons -----------38 inch high=442 gallons


deadcarp    Posted 11-14-2004 at 11:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
nope, if it's a cylinder tank, 3.05 feet diameter and 5 feet tall, it only holds 273 gallons plumb full. :)


deadcarp    Posted 11-14-2004 at 11:08:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
i maxed it out & re-figured it as a 38" square tank, 5 feet long and it still won't hold 400 gallons.


Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 11:16:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am happy you noticed that .I think I doubled the gallons.I will recheck.


Gerrit    Posted 11-14-2004 at 07:57:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's a link where you can check the figures.
O.K. it's metric, but that can be converted...


Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 08:56:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Gerrit.I keep forgetting you are metric. I will look on the site and see if it is less complicated.I am getting to like metric more in recent years because it is easy to figure.Even hand tools come with numbers like 1 to 50 in nice even steps. See you over on the ten meter band!


Gerrit    Posted 11-14-2004 at 09:12:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Metric is easy, you're right. Guess we metric people are too lazy to work with imperial stuff :-)
In the mean time I'm starting to get a feeling for it though - I have to. It's a mix of metric and imperial here though: when I order sand it is in cubic meters but concrete is in cubic yards.. All the wood measurements are imperial too. Gasoline is in liters..


steve19438    Posted 11-14-2004 at 07:43:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you sure you don't work for the gov't????


~Lenore    Posted 11-14-2004 at 09:02:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
We all do.


Clod    Posted 11-14-2004 at 07:45:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nobody can ever be sure they do not work for USG at the present tax rates.


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