In the temple courtyard there were 10 bronze wheeled stands that held 10 basins filled with water—five on the south side of the temple, five on the north side. They were used to rinse off the animal parts that were used for the burnt offerings (1 Kings 7:27–38; 2 Chron. 4:6). Each stand was 6 feet (1.8 m) long, 6 feet (1.8 m) wide, and 4.5 feet (1.4 m) high. Each basin was 4.5 feet (1.4 m) in diameter and held 240 gallons (909 l) of water.