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How many pounds does a gallon of water weigh?

Question #2796. Asked by steve.

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

May 25 2000, 10:12 AM
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Ten pounds by the original definition 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.
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_units

Feb 12 2008, 3:27 PM
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