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# How many cubic feet are in a ton of gravel?

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One ton of gravel is approximately 18 cubic feet. One and a half tons of gravel equals 1 cubic yard, which is approximately 27 cubic feet. One ton of gravel covers an estimated 80 to 100 square feet when poured 2 inches deep.

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A cubic yard is 3 feet long, 3 feet wide and 3 feet high. Loose gravel is typically sold by the cubic foot, but knowing how the square feet of the area to be covered helps determine how many tons are needed. To get an estimate of how many tons of gravel are needed, square footage is determined by multiplying the length of the area by the width of the area and then multiplying that by 100.

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A short ton is equal to 2,000 pounds and a long ton is 2,240 pounds. However, there are different types of tons, depending on the country.

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In the United States and other countries that use the short ton, two tons is equal to 4,000 pounds, according to Reference.com. There are three different types of ton measurements: the short ton, long ton and metric ton.

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To convert board-feet to tons, use the conversion factor of one board-foot to one ton which, is 0.0023172750963701. Multiply this number with any volume in board-feet, and you will get the weight in tons. For example, if you have 10,000 board-feet of lumber, the equivalent weight in tons is 23.17 tons, rounded off to two decimals.