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Old 10-27-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
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is a lower mil number thicker or thinner?

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The higher the mils, the thicker or more effective. Normally, an arbitrary thickness of 6 mils is acceptable for minimum code requirements, but for practical purposes, thicker films may be more effective and practical.

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One mil = one-one thousandth of an inch = .001"
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