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Old 03-19-2010
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1 gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs
So a 55 gallon drum when submerged displaces 55 gallons of water. Which means it takes 55x8.35 = 459.25 lbs to submerge the barrel. I would go with 400 lbs for a 55 gallon drum, because this calculation does not take into account the weight of the drum.

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Originally Posted by rosskowh View Post
i like the drum idea, is a 55 gallon drum enough to float a 350 lb anchor???
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Last edited by mackconsult; 03-19-2010 at 04:41 PM.
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