Ah, yes. The discussion was rather pedantic as the original statement
was "pennies" and that applies if it were 5 gal or 1000 gal. Any minor
difference (and it is almost imeasurable) of course will add up to real
money given enough volumn but it's hardly anything to loose sleep over.
Whether I use my tape measure and measure a board 80 inches, or
whatever the metric equivalant is, makes no difference. The board
will be the same length as long as I measure it properly.
(and who can read a tape measure that accurately anyhow? To me,
anything smaller than 1/16 inch is not visible to the naked eye when
it comes to measuring a board. When it comes to machining a precison
piece of steel to fit a shaft or whatever, thats different, but that
has alwawys been done with precision machines anyhow.
A quart of milk measured in a accurate measuring cup will be the same
amount as the metric equivalant.
A 9/16 wrench will fit a 9/16 bolt the just as well as a 12 MM wrench
will fit a 12 MM bolt.
What you said makes no sense at all.
| A quart of milk measured in a accurate measuring cup will be the same
| amount as the metric equivalant.
| A 9/16 wrench will fit a 9/16 bolt the just as well as a 12 MM wrench
| will fit a 12 MM bolt.
| What you said makes no sense at all.
Been there -- Done that -- Paid dearly for it.
The quart of milk will suddenly become a LITER of milk -- only the quantity will go down.
I also remember doing some work on a Renault Dauphine (?spelling) and having to get a 19/32 wrench because all my SAE stuff was either a shade too small or big to fit. The upshot is I needed a whole new set of METRIC wrenches. One hell of a merchandising ploy.
Mostly, I found the conversion to metric to be a big PITA -- all the prices went up and all the sizes went down.
Yeah. Building cars using one's own national measurement system. Isn't that
Obviously, the French Academie has been in cahoots with Asian wrench makers
1700s - one day those damn yanks are going to have to change their wrenches, and
That's such amazing foresight. Why, they hadn't even invented wrenches then.
Yeah, just like yards going to metres, square yards to square metres, or acres
Don't let the facts stand in you way, eh?
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It\'s not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
Since our current system and metric are both 100% accurate, I am not
sure I understand your statement.
Metric makes a lot more sense however.
The switch over, even in building materials can be far less disruptive
Most of the molding machines we buy that are metric use standard pipe sizes
of BPP sizes readily available. We make and export Insulating Concrete Forms
(ICF's as www.integraspec.com ) to Canada and sometimes Europe in standard
US sizes and they work with them OK. I doubt we will ever see a pure metric
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