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Default Strength of a steel 55 Gal drum

On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:44:10 +0700, Bruce
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On a humorous note, quick calculations reveal that if you fill each
drum with concrete and rebar, they should support in excess of
2,000,000 lbs each. :-)



That is round a bout 2800 psi/sq. inch, isn't it? Whatcha going to use
to stand it on :-?


Good question, different problem. :-)

Deep-driven pilings? Footings excavated to bedrock? I-beam latice?

PS, I'm not a civil engineer, just playing one on the internet. :-)
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I was once working on a boat supported by steel drums . As we progressed it got steadily heavier, til one day while we were standing on deck, they all collapsed simultaneously.
They were empty. Had they been filed with water and the bung screwed in, they would have supported all the weight we could have put on. Unlike air, water doesn't compress.
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On Mon, 26 Apr 2010 19:44:10 +0700, Bruce
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That is round a bout 2800 psi/sq. inch, isn't it? Whatcha going to use
to stand it on :-?


Good point.
Something very very solid and stable.


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