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# How many pounds does a gallon of water weigh?

Question #2796. Asked by steve. (May 25 00 5:51 AM)

Moleman

One U.S. gallon of pure water weighs 8.34 pounds. One Imperial gallon weighs 10.022 pounds

 May 25 00, 10:12 AM
zbeckabee

U.S. Gallon equals 8.345404 pounds

http://online.unitconverterpro.com/conversion-tables/convert-group/factors.php?cat=concentration---liquid-solution

http://www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/subsection1_4_2_0_7.html

 Feb 12 08, 1:41 PM
Baloo55th

Ten pounds by the original definition. That's for an imperial gallon of eight proper pints. The gallon was defined as the volume of distilled water weighing 10 lbs (with brass weights, of course) at 62 F (a comfortable temperature) and with the barometer at thirty inches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_units

 Feb 12 08, 3:27 PM

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