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Old 04-03-2013, 02:30 PM   #15
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Several years ago in the final exam of a class I taught at the local Vo Tech, I added 2 Bonus Questions

Question #1 How many degrees are in a metric circle

Question #2 How many degrees are in a metric triangle

Less than half the class answered the questions correctly !!

Makes you wonder what they learned in High School
Well, you didn't specify degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Centigrade.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #16
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something like this should cover just about anything you could need in imperial or metric and its guaranteed for life.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #17
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Well, you didn't specify degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Centigrade.
...Here is for Mister.." Michigan". As the poster related, he mentioned about angle unit measurement, not temperature...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degree_(angle)
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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It has been a difficult transition. The Trillium model numbers are a reflection of Canada's metric journey. 1300 for the 13' trailers, (before metric) and 4500 for the 4500mm trailers.
It is a bit supprising that Trillium had conversion problems as well. Below is the bottom of the data sheet on one of my 4500's. Please note that 4410 Kg = 9943 lbs. So, as long as I travel only in Canada, I can carry 4.5 tons.
Hi, David, that woman at your office of...registra whatever must be an....old GrandMa came to Canada from.....England...
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Ever heard of "ESL", Tom?

Irony doesn't cross over so easily...

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Its amazing to me how we in North America laugh a countries that have the weirdest
monetary systems but base their measuring system on multiples of 10.
We base our monetary system on multiples of 10 and have the weirdest measuring system. Wonder who laughs at us.
I work with wood but would never call myself a carpenter. Lol Every time I need. Tape measure I always look for one that is metric or imperial only as the dual ones always cause me a problem when working.
As a senior Canadian I grew up Imperial, was introduced to metric in grade 9 high school chemistry and embraced it.
Where I live metric fasteners are still hard to get and I will stock up when I cross border shop in Idaho,,go figer? Ive never needed enough volume to worry about price.
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.............I work with wood but would never call myself a carpenter. Lol Every time I need. Tape measure I always look for one that is metric or imperial only as the dual ones always cause me a problem when working...................Fred
OK, now I just gotta ask. In the US we commonly build walls with a stud that measures 1.5" x 3.5", but is commonly referred to as a 2x4. If I go into a Canadian lumberyard and ask for a wall stud, what will the dimensions be?

I know it will not be 3.5" x 1.5" because Canada is a metric country.
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Our dimensioned lumber uses imperial (i.e. 2x4 but actually 1.5x3.5) but our plywood sheets are metric, specifically in thickness. We frame using imperial stud spacing (either 16" or 24" on center).

.... but we can only buy metric hammers
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OK, now I just gotta ask. In the US we commonly build walls with a stud that measures 1.5" x 3.5", but is commonly referred to as a 2x4. If I go into a Canadian lumberyard and ask for a wall stud, what will the dimensions be?

I know it will not be 3.5" x 1.5" because Canada is a metric country.
Wood frame construction industry in Canada operates primarily in imperial units. Still use 2x4's and other old standard imperial sizes, and when spacing studs or joists in a building they are typically at 16" or 24" centers, primarily to allow use of 4'x8' plywood or drywall that comes in 2' length increments.

I remember working for my dad's home building company when metric lumber arrived in Canada. After a few unsuccessful attempts to space studs, joists, etc at metric distances, we went back to the old imperial system and just cut the metric plywood down to imperial lengths before using. It was not long before the industry switched back to imperial sizes only.
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".... but we can only buy metric hammers "

now that is funny, I guess your dozen eggs are only 10?

ps- my house has real, actual 2x4's- I believe "true 2x4" is the name
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....... After a few unsuccessful attempts to space studs, joists, etc at metric distances, we went back to the old imperial system and just cut the metric plywood down to imperial lengths before using...........
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Sae or metric is not that difficult. You pick up your sae wrenches and try to find the right size. Then you go through all your metric wrenches to no avail. Then you pick up an adjustable and quickly round over the corners before grabbing your locking wrench. Ahhh!
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #28
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Canadian lumber....jack!

...As we know, Canadian lumbers are mentioned mostly in Imperial measurements. Here is my perception: Can. population is way smaller than that of USA and Can. lumber industry relies mostly on...exports. BTW, Can. system is used to Imperial...they even train their students with both units in schools. So why not making lumbers in Imperial system for.....easier...MILKING Uncle Sam???
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