12 inches =1 foot.

Started by Scrumpy, May 31, 2022, 01:44:58 PM

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Scrumpy


It always has and always will..
My daughter and grandchildren use metric.. I always have to convert measurements when ordering/buying goods.. When weighing the turkey at Christmas I ask a friend..  :smiley: 

Are they knocking metric on the head.. ? 
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Jacqueline

I blooming well hope so, centipedes and millipedes  means nothing to me have to convert it into good old Imperial. 

Cassandra

One of the benefits of living here of course, feet and inches, lbs & ozs gallons & pints again - wonderful. I believe the choice to use whatever system is easier should have been the rule in the UK. Of course the wretched EU prevented that freedom! Insisting by law that only decimal fractions could be used and Sunderland trader Steve Thoburn was fined £2k in 2001 for so doing. A true sign of the jackboot and the lies cast by Edward Heath et al back in '72/3.
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klondike

Quote from: Scrumpy on May 31, 2022, 01:44:58 PMAre they knocking metric on the head.. ?
Just making it legal to flog stuff in imperial weights and measures I think. Dunno if it includes buying stuff by the yard but pints are back in favour along with crowns on the glasses. Both imperial and metric will be allowed though.

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Michael Rolls

when the timber trade went metric way back, went to the local timber yard wanting some 2x4 so asked for two metres of 50x100 mm
'Sorry' - only sell in multiples of 300mm - which is?
Mike
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klondike

Lengths of timber are often 1.8m and 2.4m too  :grin:

I think we have to wait until all the trees have gone fully metric.

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1955vintage

I remember winning a bet with an American,saying that British drivers always get higher mpg. He got quite irate especially when I blamed Queen Anne. Then , I told him that American gallons were smaller, and laughed and paid up. One Coors Light later, we were friends again.
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klondike

It's odd that we were using cc for engine sizes long before we were pushed into going metric in most areas. We even had a British motor industry back then too. Before my time but I think they were classed in horse power earlier too and BHP still gets a mention but using kW seems to have crept in as well.

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Cassandra

Quote from: klondike on May 31, 2022, 06:51:59 PMLengths of timber are often 1.8m and 2.4m too  :grin:

I think we have to wait until all the trees have gone fully metric.

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Cassandra

Quote from: klondike on May 31, 2022, 07:14:02 PMIt's odd that we were using cc for engine sizes long before we were pushed into going metric in most areas. We even had a British motor industry back then too. Before my time but I think they were classed in horse power earlier too and BHP still gets a mention but using kW seems to have crept in as well.


Yes the Woke will soon be boasting how many volts to the mile they achieve! :nooo:

(ps, sorry kilometer)
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Michael Rolls

A long time ago 'horsepower' was a calculation for taxation purposes and was based on the engines capacity, not its actual power output, for which the only measure that I can understand is BHP.
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klondike

My son is far from woke but he got an electric car because it would save him money. It actually shows you in an info panel how many miles it is averaging her kWh  :grin:

He was well pleased the other day when the warm weather improved the economy and sent a pic to my WhatsApp.











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Michael Rolls

so with a -say- 70 kwH battery that's a range of 280+ miles - not bad. What dies he get in winter with lights, heater etc., on?
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klondike

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 31, 2022, 08:24:05 PMA long time ago 'horsepower' was a calculation for taxation purposes and was based on the engines capacity, not its actual power output, for which the only measure that I can understand is BHP.
Mike
I see. As I said before my time.

There is a direct conversion between HP and watts from memory it's ~ 750w is 1HP. Outboard motors get rated in HP still as are some lawnmower engines or at least they used to be. Not sure about the fancy ones you ride.

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klondike

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 31, 2022, 08:29:05 PMso with a -say- 70 kwH battery that's a range of 280+ miles - not bad. What dies he get in winter with lights, heater etc., on?
Mike
Actually looking at the ones in the link I dug up his is the 77kWh one. He only got it in November. I think it still gets better than 3. We go to his boat fishing most Saturdays during the season and have only spent any time talking about it when I've been in it on fishing days. He calls it his dog eater as they are made in Korea but seems to really like it.

The other difference is that town driving doesn't take so much of a toll on economy as it does with internal combustion engine cars. I think it's the regenerative braking that helps and yours will have that too.


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