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06-17-2009, 06:21 PM   #31

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 Originally Posted by Yoyizit Then you have to specify a density.
You never took notice. That 20 gauge sheet metal, isn't the same thinkness as 20 gauge aluminum?

Nor 20 gauge SS.

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 06-17-2009, 09:26 PM #32 Member   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi Posts: 3,704 Rewards Points: 2,000 ..and Yoyzie goes down in flames J/K
 06-17-2009, 09:41 PM #33 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 There is no corrolation of inches to gauge. Gauge is a weight corrolation.

 06-18-2009, 11:54 AM #34 Member   Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: NW of D.C. Posts: 5,990 Rewards Points: 2,000 And once you know the density, the weight and gauge # correlate perfectly, with one square foot of 0.040" thkness of whatever weighing half as much as 0.080" thkness of whatever. For the numbers you gave me, the formula I derived works reasonably well and does answer the OPs question. I will admit, though, Mr. Clover, that one of my tail feathers is slightly charred. Taking 7.95 for the density of SS and 2.7 for the density of aluminum, are the gauge numbers related by this ratio (7.95/2.7 = 2.94)? Last edited by Yoyizit; 06-18-2009 at 12:00 PM.
 06-18-2009, 12:31 PM #35 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 sq ft is not in the gauge calculation.
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 Originally Posted by beenthere sq ft is not in the gauge calculation.
How 'bout "per unit area"?

 06-18-2009, 06:22 PM #37 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 Ok. The per unit area for gauge. Is the gauge.
 06-18-2009, 06:23 PM #38 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 Did you know. That 10' of 10 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound? Last edited by beenthere; 06-18-2009 at 06:45 PM.
06-18-2009, 06:41 PM   #39
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 Originally Posted by beenthere Did you know. That 10' of 10 gauge coper wire weighs 1 pound?
Maybe on earth, at the equator.

 06-18-2009, 06:45 PM #40 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 Did you know that 22' of 22 gauge copper weighs 1 pound.
 06-18-2009, 06:46 PM #41 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 Get your scale out, and weigh the wire. The bare wire.
 06-18-2009, 06:47 PM #42 Member   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi Posts: 3,704 Rewards Points: 2,000 been, are going for the longest thread ever
 06-18-2009, 06:53 PM #43 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 33,589 Rewards Points: 6,142 There have been longer threads. By the way. 6' of 6 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound.
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## these guys know sheet metal?

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LOL...

Can anyone guess how much 2' of #2 gauge copper weighs???? LOL

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