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Kitty27
09-17-2009, 08:27 PM
How much blood would it take to fill a bathtub?


My vampire wants to do an Elizabeth Bathory and I've already written the scene. I just need to know so I can get every detail right.


Thanks in advance

Sarpedon
09-17-2009, 08:32 PM
well, it takes about 40 gallons to get a bathtub to the minimum bathing level, which is considerably less than actually filling it.

The adult human has about 4 liters of blood. Or slightly less than a gallon. So to fill a normal sized bathtub, we're talking around 100 people.

DavidZahir
09-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Did a tiny bit of research...which leads me to believe a bathtub can be filled with about forty gallons. Your character will probably want to use a below-standard size tub, or mix the blood with water (which makes rinsing the stuff off much easier, probably).


http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_capacity_of_a_bathtub (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_capacity_of_a_bathtub)

http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Bathtub-capacity-1499-.htm

Kitty27
09-17-2009, 08:38 PM
well, it takes about 40 gallons to get a bathtub to the minimum bathing level, which is considerably less than actually filling it.

The adult human has about 4 liters of blood. Or slightly less than a gallon. So to fill a normal sized bathtub, we're talking around 100 people.


Drat!
I didn't know it was that many. I was so anticipating a glorious blood bath. I will have to settle for a mere birdbath. Sigh.

How about an eighteenth century tub?


Thanks so much for answering,Sarpedon.


ETA:Thanks,David

sommemi
09-17-2009, 09:04 PM
does it have to be human blood? what about pigs blood? robbing a blood bank?

Kitty27
09-17-2009, 09:10 PM
does it have to be human blood? what about pigs blood? robbing a blood bank?


Hey,sommemi!

It has to be human. My vampires don't drink animal blood and it's set in the eighteenth century.

Sarpedon
09-17-2009, 10:20 PM
I was talking about the one person at a time sort of tub, which really hasn't changed much in size over the course of history. If its a non standard size, remember that there are about 7 and half gallons per cubic foot.

Maybe your vampire is really fat and takes up more of the volume?

Or maybe its a blood-sponge bath?

Kitty27
09-18-2009, 12:36 AM
I was talking about the one person at a time sort of tub, which really hasn't changed much in size over the course of history. If its a non standard size, remember that there are about 7 and half gallons per cubic foot.

Maybe your vampire is really fat and takes up more of the volume?

Or maybe its a blood-sponge bath?


I'm going with a blood sponge bath,Sarpedon.


Fat? Perish the thought! He's too sexy for words,lol.


Thanks for your help.