What size urn do I need for a 300 pound man?
Standard adult urns hold between 200 to 250 cubic inches of ash. The general rule is that you need one cubic inch of urn space for every one pound of body weight. So for 300lb you will need 300 cubic inches.
Do human ashes have to be in a bag?
If you provided your own urn or purchased one from the funeral home ahead of time, the funeral director or crematory operator will put the ashes into the urn for you. Typically the remains will be in the urn inside of the plastic bag, but some urns are designed to hold and seal the remains without the use of a liner.
What size are human ashes?
As a rule of thumb, each pound of body weight equals roughly one cubic inch of ashes after cremation. It is suggested to select an urn a bit larger than the space, expected to use. Usually, created remains weigh 3-7 pounds and require about 180-220 cubic inches capacity.