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Postby archive » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:37 am

From: "Alan Day" <alanjday@i...>
Date: Sun Oct 31, 1999 8:31 pm
Subject: US quantities

Brian Cassell wrote:
So can we agree to use US quantities, for the most part, since 80% are
in the US, and let those of us in the minority convert using the table?
There may be an existing conversion table at the Nat'l Institute of
Standards page, or at the BOCA page.

Is this an American attitude? Is the USA 80% of the world?
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Re: US quantities

Postby Dan Nelson » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:38 am

From: Dan Nelson <dprimary@e...>
Date: Sun Oct 31, 1999 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: US quantities

Feel free to use either system on the list If someone needs to convert
for their own use or to help with calculation they can refer to the
conversion table. I feel most of the time we will be using US measurement
just because 80 % of the list lives in the US but that could change over
time. The conversion table I am creating is to convert to/from common US
sizes to common metric sizes it is not an exact mathematical conversion. So
if I talk about 1/2" plywood the people in metric countries know i'm
talking about 12 mm plywood.

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Re: US quantities

Postby archive » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:38 am

From: Brian Cassell <bcc2a@f...>
Date: Sun Oct 31, 1999 11:37 pm
Subject: Re: US quantities

Sorry Dude. I would expect to see us use the metric system if 80% of
the people on the list lived in countries other than the US & Britain.
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Re: US quantities

Postby archive » Tue Feb 10, 2004 5:41 am

From: Brendan Minish <bminish@a...>
Date: Mon Nov 1, 1999 12:32 am
Subject: Re: US quantities

At 18:37 31/10/99 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Brian Cassell <bcc2a@f...>
>
>Sorry Dude. I would expect to see us use the metric system if 80% of
>the people on the list lived in countries other than the US & Britain.

Here 2by4,3by5 etc Come in metric lengths ;-)
I am comfortable working in both systems, I still prefer to do the math in
metric though.

An Irish 2 by 4 is actually 50 mm by 100 mm which is just a touch under 2
by 4, not that it matters most of the time.
I think that you will find that in the UK as here, Engineering measurements
are in Metric but most people use Imperial measurements for day to day use.

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