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Clod    Posted 01-10-2004 at 08:48:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Missed you ole pals here..I guess things will get back to normal soon..My boss is building me a steel house next to his welding shop..He says he will add a phone wire so I can hook up my PC..Here is a question I had trouble with..OK,, I can calculate cubic inches for engines then convert the answer to gallon,(s) But we wanted to put exactly 60 gallons of gear oil in a mudpump we repaired..So ,,The 55 gallon drum is about 22.5 inch DIA X 32 inch high (of oil) when full. There was another less than full,,But look at my math>>> 22.2 X 32 X 3.141 = ??? CUBIC inches ,,What ever answer is divide by 231 to get gallons..Which should be 55 gallons,,,,,,,,,,Now ,, Somebody figure out what I did wrong.

Bob/Ont    Posted 01-10-2004 at 20:22:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Clod. Pie are square times the length of the barrel, if the barrel's on it's side or times the height of the barrel if the barrel's on it's end. Cake are round if the pan are round you get what I meen
Later Bob

Sam#3    Posted 01-10-2004 at 15:51:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Remember? Pie are square in math cake are square in the kitchen.
V= h*(pi*r^2)

V= 32*((3.14*(22.5/2)^2)
V= 12723.45025
12723.45025/231= 55.0798712

Oops...    Posted 01-10-2004 at 17:03:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I took the height of '33' inches off the inside of my eyelids...or that other post...

Our numbers jive...Other than my added inch, of course...

Salmoneye, Who Still Thinks He Can Add...He Just Can't Pay Attention To The Original Post...

Yo Clod...    Posted 01-10-2004 at 10:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Volume of a cylinder is area of the base pi times the square of the radius (3.14159 x 11.5 x 11.5 = 415.47527) times the height of 33 inches you get 13710.683, then divide by your 231 to get gallons for a total of 59.353 gallons in that barrel...

Take the first result of 415.47527 and divide by 231 and you get 1.79 gallons per inch...

Close as you can get without the correct interior diameter of the drum...

Salmoneye, Who Used To Get A's In Some Things...

Ron/PA    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:44:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Clod, welcome back. Hurry up and install the phone line. Ya can build the house around it later.
Since your 55 gallon drum stands upright you can measure in inches not cu ft or in. There is no variance in the height of the barrel as there would be if it were laid on it's side.
Each vertical inch of the barrels usable storage will hold 1.72 gallons. so you can figure from there, or empty one barrel in the unit and fill a 5 gallon can from the other.
Hurry up and git back here.

Cindi    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:22:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
HELLO CLOD! Don't ask me about math, but hello anyway (grin)

Dave Wi.    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:19:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I come up with 53.5 gal? 22.2 x 22.2 x 32 x .7845 = 12372.2 cu in.

Clod    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh,, Dave,,,It was sapposed to be 22.5,,Or 22 1/2 inch DIA..Maybe the level of the full barrel.(Drum) was 33 inch high.. But i see you use a number up there >> .7845 ?? What is that?? Oh yes,,Hello Cindi up there..Glad to see you are also hanging in here..

Dave Wi.    Posted 01-10-2004 at 10:58:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dont know really,just told to use that # to figger cu in.ACs square engine is easy (ex)
4x4x4x.7845x4=200.832 or 201
bore x bore x strke x .7834 x cyl. Maby some one can splain it better :)

Sarah    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:17:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome Back!
Glad to see ya hear again!
Stay awhile will ya??
Alright, catch ya all later!

Clod    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:25:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hin Sarah,,, I will get me a phone wire soon..I am at the mall now.I missed you guys here..Often have a few questions to ask here but had no chance to drop in.

ALIAS    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:10:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, what you need to do is forget about diameter of barrel and work it out based on the heigth of 55 gals in the drum, which is 32 inches. Now, if 32"H = 55 Gal. it naturally follows that 32" contains 11 x 5 gals for a total of 55. So by dividing 32 by 11 you get the total inches to hold the needed extra 5 gals. Which equals 2.909090 inches. 2.909090" equals 2 7/8" near about. Hope I haven't confused you. Good luck.

Clod    Posted 01-10-2004 at 09:23:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the input.That seems to be another way to arrive at an answer.It is unusual but ,,The answer is also correct,,Or it seems.I left my calculator at home..We might find so guys who use other methods but I thought the problem was simple untill I tried to figure out what amount was in the partially full drum..My oilfied buddy says..This is a drum..Unlike a barrel of oil.

Clod    Posted 01-10-2004 at 13:57:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well..Pals,I have had a barrel of fun here..I see Samoneye explained the math I was trying to work out,,But I see also the other guys came up with answers that work.Now.. The problem is solved,,But the mud pump is out on a job.Thanks..I hope to have wires before the next problem comes.

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