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Old 06-05-2009, 07:57 PM   #16
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Try a different stripper, or even measure its diameter. #12 has a diameter of 0.081", or just a little over 2 mm.
So 10 turns wrapped around a pencil should measure 0.81" (26/32") in length. Or, if you prefer, about 100 micro-furlongs.

If you buy in qty's as large as HD does you can tell anyone to label anything any way you want it.

I have seen a wiring diagram for a [vehicle of Asian origin] that had labelled wires as being of larger gauge than they were.

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Old 06-05-2009, 08:03 PM   #17
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There is a new jacket that HD has had out in the past few years
Its "slicker/smoother" supposed to "slide along" easier
I do think its thinner then the normal jacket



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Old 06-05-2009, 08:15 PM   #18
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OK, I had to go look at one of my rolls of wire
New Romex covering is called SIMpull

Cable dimensions (not sure what reg cable is)
410 x 179 mils, Insulation thickness 19 mils

http://www.romexsimpull.com/processL...ractors&type=0



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So 10 turns wrapped around a pencil should measure 0.81" (26/32") in length.
Or 0.0152 foot-pounds per newton, in the units of my country I am forming. Soon to be a world dominating super power. Watch for it..

Or, for more traditional units, 0.000000000000000002175 light-years.

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Or 0.0152 foot-pounds per newton, in the units of my country I am forming. Soon to be a world dominating super power. Watch for it..
Somewhere there is a rubber room waiting for you.
I'll probably be just down the hall. . .
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Or 0.0152 foot-pounds per newton, in the units of my country I am forming. Soon to be a world dominating super power. Watch for it..

Or, for more traditional units, 0.000000000000000002175 light-years.
I'm scared, that made sense to me.
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Can you imagine the class action lawsuit if HD was selling mislabeled wire?

I doubt it would go to court, it would be almost impossible to seat an unbiased jury.
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Somewhere there is a rubber room waiting for you.
I'll probably be just down the hall. . .
Maybe you're right... On my chart, where it says "Admitted For", it will say "Dimensional Analysis"
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I'm scared, that made sense to me.
I hope so! A country could't survive if its system of measurements didn't make sense... oh, wait.... Maybe that's why the U.S. is in trouble...
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I hope so! A country could't survive if its system of measurements didn't make sense... oh, wait.... Maybe that's why the U.S. is in trouble...
I still can't remember how many muther$%*! cups there are in a gallon.
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I still can't remember how many muther$%*! cups there are in a gallon.
Depends on the gallon
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a gallon is 128 ounces, a cup is 8 oz
So = 16 cups
Dunno why I remember pint, quart, 1/2 gal etc
Maybe because I worked in a grocery store for a while



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I still can't remember how many muther$%*! cups there are in a gallon.
Perhaps you should switch to metric.
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Perhaps you should switch to metric.
Exactly.. So much better for the lazy man like me to move a decimal point rather than dividing and multiplying things!

Scuba, you know I was kidding, right???
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a gallon is 128 ounces, a cup is 8 oz
So = 16 cups
Dunno why I remember pint, quart, 1/2 gal etc
Maybe because I worked in a grocery store for a while
You know, the half-gallon has a name as well, though it isn't used much (if at all), any more. A pottle. Yes, I'm a complete and utter dork. I lived a double life in high school, pretending to be cool, but all the while I was learning about measurements and physics. Now I don't have to hide anymore...
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