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06-18-2009, 06:29 PM   #46
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 Originally Posted by beenthere LOL... Can anyone guess how much 2' of #2 gauge copper weighs???? LOL
I dont care!

When was the last time you had to weigh copper wire on a job?

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 Originally Posted by hvaclover I dont care! When was the last time you had to weigh copper wire on a job?
The only time I'm really concerned about it, is when I take it to the scrap yard. \$\$\$\$\$\$\$\$

 06-18-2009, 06:40 PM #48 Member   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Suburbs of Detroit Mi Posts: 3,704 Rewards Points: 2,000 Now yer talkin'....that reminds me..i have thirty fractional hp motors to strip down \$\$\$\$\$\$

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 Originally Posted by beenthere Did you know that 22' of 22 gauge copper weighs 1 pound.
If 10' of 10 gauge copper wire weighs X oz. and CM halves every three gauge numbers then #22 would weigh 1/16th of X oz. for 10' so you'd need 16 x 10 = 160' of #22 to weigh the same as the #10.
No?

I need to get a life. . .

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 06-20-2009, 01:39 PM #51 An old Tradesmen   Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Somewhere Posts: 34,599 Rewards Points: 8,184 NO. CM doesn't half every 3 guages either. 22' of 22 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound. Your trying to apply a non existant standard to CM per gauge reduction.
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 Originally Posted by beenthere NO. CM doesn't half every 3 guages either. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge 22' of 22 gauge copper wire weighs 1 pound. Your trying to apply a non existant standard to CM per gauge reduction.
Since when does copper weigh 13,000 #/cu. ft?

06-20-2009, 06:45 PM   #53

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 Originally Posted by Yoyizit Since when does copper weigh 13,000 #/cu. ft?
How do you come up with that weigh.

Its a little of 550 pounds as I recall.

Gauge is the length it takes to have 1 pound (16 ozs.) at that thickness.

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 Originally Posted by beenthere How do you come up with that weigh. Its a little of 550 pounds as I recall. Gauge is the length it takes to have 1 pound (16 ozs.) at that thickness.
#22 AWG is 0.0253" dia., = cross-sectional area of 5.03E-4 sq. in.
density of copper = 0.323 #/cu. in. = ~560#/cu. ft.
22' = 264"
volume of 22' of #22 AWG = 264(5.03E-4)= 0.13 cu. in.
weight of 22' of #22 AWG = 0.13(0.323) = 0.042# = 0.67 oz.

Your calculator needs a new battery and I need to get a life.
Probably Walmart has both on sale. . .

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 Originally Posted by Yoyizit #22 AWG is 0.0253" dia., = cross-sectional area of 5.03E-4 sq. in. density of copper = 0.323 #/cu. in. = ~560#/cu. ft. 22' = 264" volume of 22' of #22 AWG = 264(5.03E-4)= 0.13 cu. in. weight of 22' of #22 AWG = 0.13(0.323) = 0.042# = 0.67 oz.

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Closer to Walmart, yes. . .

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They moved closer to me.

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