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04-17-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
Soapman Ryan

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Weight of oils

I'm doing comparison shopping. Could someone tell me how may ounces are in 1 pound of soybean oil? Is there a reference chart I could review for other oils? Thanks

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04-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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I would assume that one pound would equal 16 ounces in weight, I don't know about volume.

"1 US gallon of soybean oil weighs 7.6776 lbs."

04-17-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, for letting me know, 1 US gallon of soybean oil weighs 7.6776 lbs. I figured it out. Here's the equation.

128 ounces in a gallon
16oz. in a pound
16 x 7.6776 = 122.8416
128/122.8416 = 1.04 ounces per pound of oil
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04-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #4

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Here ya go, and the right hand side of the page are more useful conversions like for Oats, Honey, Caviar.....

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 Originally Posted by Soapman Ryan I'm doing comparison shopping. Could someone tell me how may ounces are in 1 pound of soybean oil? Is there a reference chart I could review for other oils? Thanks
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04-18-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Nevada Here ya go, and the right hand side of the page are more useful conversions like for Oats, Honey, Caviar.....
That's exactly what I was looking for, a fast and easy conversion.
Thanks for sharing.
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04-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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I did not understand your initial question was regarding volume. I am glad you got your answer, but I am just curious why you are asking? In soaping it is important to always measure things by weight so I was wondering why the fluid volume matters?

04-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by new12soap I did not understand your initial question was regarding volume. I am glad you got your answer, but I am just curious why you are asking? In soaping it is important to always measure things by weight so I was wondering why the fluid volume matters?
Fluid ounces matters because stores like Wal-mart sell oils in fluid ounces and internet sights sell in pounds. For price comparison, I needed to know how many ounces I was getting for the internet price to compare them to Wal-mart prices.
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04-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #8
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Ahhhh, that makes sense!