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Old 06-17-2009, 05:21 PM   #31
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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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..and Yoyzie goes down in flames J/K
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:41 PM   #33
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There is no corrolation of inches to gauge.

Gauge is a weight corrolation.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:54 AM   #34
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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)?

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sq ft is not in the gauge calculation.
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sq ft is not in the gauge calculation.
How 'bout "per unit area"?
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Ok.

The per unit area for gauge.
Is the gauge.
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Did you know. That 10' of 10 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound?

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Did you know. That 10' of 10 gauge coper wire weighs 1 pound?
Maybe on earth, at the equator.
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Did you know that 22' of 22 gauge copper weighs 1 pound.
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Get your scale out, and weigh the wire.
The bare wire.
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There have been longer threads.


By the way. 6' of 6 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound.
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LOL...

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

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