To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: Imperial Units
From: "Sprague, Harold O." <SpragueHO(--nospam--at)bv.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 16:33:58 -0500
As far as I know the length, weight, and force are the same as the US. The
only differences are the ton, and the gallon.
1 US Gallon = 0.83267 Imperial Gallon
1 Ton (US a.k.a. short) = 2000 pounds
1 Ton (UK a.k.a. long) = 2240 pounds
1 Spot of tea (UK) = 1 cup of tea (US) .... Just for fun.
Harold O. Sprague
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> From: Nels Roselund, SE [SMTP:njineer(--nospam--at)att.net]
> Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 3:53 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Imperial Units
> A client's specifications require the design of the project to be in
> imperial units.
> Is this a system of measurement? What are its length/weight/force units?
> This is a project that involves brickwork, and I seem to recall that there
> was a manufacturer of bricks that had bricks of a special size and shape
> that were called imperial bricks -- I suppose these specs could be
> referring to brick units. But the existing bricks are commons, and the
> context seems to give imperial a meaning that is more probably related to
> a system of measurement.
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
> South San Gabriel, CA
> njineer(--nospam--at)att.net <mailto:njineer(--nospam--at)att.net>
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