Calculate length of a pipe from the volume it holds
March 22, 2007 7:37 AM Subscribe
How long would a 3/4 inch inner diameter pipe need to be to hold exactly 27 gallons of water?
posted by putzface_dickman to home & garden (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A co-worker tried to switch from his well to the county water utility. The feed from the street was run to the house several years ago but not turned on. They completed the hook up at the house, turned on the water at the street, and 27 gallons of water ran into the pipe then stopped. There's a blockage stoping the water, but rather than randomly dig up the yard, he'd like to pinpoint the blockage location by doing the math. I figured MeFi's math geniuses could lick this one easy.