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# cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

## cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

Can someone tell me how many cubic feet are in a 5 gallon bucket ?

I am going to use it as a measuring device, cannot find the correct formula.

Thanks

I am going to use it as a measuring device, cannot find the correct formula.

Thanks

**jimmy cee**- Posts: 1058

Join date: 2013-02-16

Age: 79

Location: Indiana PA....zone 5

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

@jimmy cee wrote:Can someone tell me how many cubic feet are in a 5 gallon bucket ?

I am going to use it as a measuring device, cannot find the correct formula.

Thanks

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t115-40-pounds-compost-cubic-feet?highlight=75+cubic+feet

**Lindacol**- Posts: 777

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Location: Bloomington, CA

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

The correct formula is, 3.1416 * Radius * Radius * Height

**westx**- Posts: 52

Join date: 2011-05-27

Location: Ellis County, Texas

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

The simple answer is about 1 cubic foot.

**quiltbea**- Posts: 4263

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Location: Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

I LOVEEEEE simple

**jimmy cee**- Posts: 1058

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Location: Indiana PA....zone 5

## 0.668 cu/ft in a 5 gallon bucket

0.668 cu/ft in a 5 gallon bucket

**xbox**- Posts: 1

Join date: 2013-04-07

Location: Georgia

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

Knowing that volume has made measuring ingredients for MM much simpler!

For example, if I have six composts to mix, I need a 1/2 bucket of each, or in other words, 3 five-gallon buckets to make two cubic feet.

1.5 buckets more, and I have three cubic feet.

For example, if I have six composts to mix, I need a 1/2 bucket of each, or in other words, 3 five-gallon buckets to make two cubic feet.

1.5 buckets more, and I have three cubic feet.

**donnainzone10***Certified SFG Instructor*- Posts: 1407

Join date: 2010-03-02

Age: 67

Location: Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

@xbox wrote:0.668 cu/ft in a 5 gallon bucket

This is the correct answer. ref: metric-conversions(dot)org/volume

**batmap**- Posts: 70

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## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

3 x .668 = 2.004 (cubic feet). Therefore, 12 five-gallon buckets make 8 cubic feet (rounded off).

To simplify mattes further, one needs 4 pails each of coarse vermiculite, peat moss, and at least 5 composts for each 4'x4' x 6" box.

To simplify mattes further, one needs 4 pails each of coarse vermiculite, peat moss, and at least 5 composts for each 4'x4' x 6" box.

**donnainzone10***Certified SFG Instructor*- Posts: 1407

Join date: 2010-03-02

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## Easy Measure

Hi,

1 five gal bucket = 2/3 cu ft.

4 five gal bucket = 2-2/3 cu ft.

4 one gal buckets each of 5 different composts = 2-2/3 cu ft.

12 five gal buckets = 8 cu ft.

Sooo, Mix 4 one gal buckets of each of your composts first. Then add 5 five gal buckets of vermiculite and 5 five gal buckets of peat moss . Mix well. (I want to wet the peat moss before I add to mix so it doesn't settle as much). = Mel's Mix. Worm casting added later as additive.

For TTSFG, use one gal bucket to transfer mix to SFG. (wet mix gets mighty heavy)

Hugh (docguy)

1 five gal bucket = 2/3 cu ft.

4 five gal bucket = 2-2/3 cu ft.

4 one gal buckets each of 5 different composts = 2-2/3 cu ft.

12 five gal buckets = 8 cu ft.

Sooo, Mix 4 one gal buckets of each of your composts first. Then add 5 five gal buckets of vermiculite and 5 five gal buckets of peat moss . Mix well. (I want to wet the peat moss before I add to mix so it doesn't settle as much). = Mel's Mix. Worm casting added later as additive.

For TTSFG, use one gal bucket to transfer mix to SFG. (wet mix gets mighty heavy)

Hugh (docguy)

**docguy**- Posts: 7

Join date: 2013-09-23

Age: 74

Location: East Central Wisconsin

## Re: cubic feet in a 5 gallon bucket ?

So long as the sides are a parallel cylinder, it gets a bit more interesting with a tapered wall bucket .@westx wrote:The correct formula is, 3.1416 * Radius * Radius * Height

**plantoid**- Posts: 3232

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Age: 64

## correction

The explanation SHOULD have read:@docguy wrote:Hi,

1 five gal bucket = 2/3 cu ft.

4 five gal bucket = 2-2/3 cu ft.

4 one gal buckets each of 5 different composts = 2-2/3 cu ft.

12 five gal buckets = 8 cu ft.

Sooo, Mix 4 one gal buckets of each of your composts first. Then add 5 five gal buckets of vermiculite and 5 five gal buckets of peat moss . Mix well. (I want to wet the peat moss before I add to mix so it doesn't settle as much). = Mel's Mix. Worm casting added later as additive.

For TTSFG, use one gal bucket to transfer mix to SFG. (wet mix gets mighty heavy)

Hugh (docguy)

Add 4 five gallon buckets of vermiculite and four 5 gallon buckets of peat moss . Sorry.

Hugh (docguy)

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