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What is the weight of a cinder block?

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A standard gray 8-inch-by-8-inch-by-16-inch cinder block weighs about 37 pounds. This type of block has several variations and their weights are different based on these variations.

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What is the weight of a cinder block?
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Without the characteristic two holes on top, the block that is 8 by 8 by 16 inches weighs 42 pounds. A block with a flat, rather than indented, surface at each end is 40 pounds. A half-size version of the full standard block weighs 24 pounds. A block that has been designed with a 45-degree corner weighs 33 pounds. The solid caps that are 8 by 4 by 16 inches for cinder blocks are 34 pounds.


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