Weight of a Paynes 40kg Honey Tank With Valve and lid?

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I have just extracted my first season's honey and strained into a "Paynes" 40kg Honey Tank but forgot to weigh the tank beforehand so can't gauge total weight of honey harvested. :banghead: Does anyone know the weight of a Paynes 40kg Honey Tank with valve and lid?
 

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Well I guess if its half full you have 20kg etc lol
 

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You won't really know how much you have until you bottle it. That's how I count the crop. Everything else is just an estimate.
 

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I just bottle it and count the jars
 

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Calculate the volume:

Pi * r *r * depth. Volume of a jar is the same calculation.
 

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Volume of a jar is the same calculation.

Weigh empty and full of water might be easier......

Regards,RAB
 

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Thanks for advice, tank is not a regular cylinder, it is a trapezoidal cylinder like a pail of water. Then you have to convert volume to weight of honey based on honey density. Beats my maths!
 

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trapezoidal cylinder

What a funny shape! Do you mean part of a cone? Cone has a volume of one third the volume of a cylinder of that base diameter.

For a trapezium, take the average area of top and bottom.

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Having just a fine filter of the honey, I know the answer is 3lb 2oz
 

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