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Maple Ridge, BC
arisk wrote: Then you've never done anything involving lumber, building, etc.

I'm very much a fan of metric, but there are certain areas where imperial is the standard and to work in metric is a serious disadvantage or near impossible.
On the contrary, I’ve been working in construction for 32 years. Everything in engineering construction is all metric in Canada and the rest of the world that isn’t America.

Even stuff that comes from the USA is mostly manufactured in metric now and the dimensions on the shop drawings have been converted back to inches.

Remind me, what are the dimensions of a 2” x 4” again?
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May 18, 2019
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i bought one from Canadian tire in 6$ which should be standard price for all tape measure. Just a trick to play with customers by jerking up the price and showing as sale later. It will measure the same length irrespective of the sale. Moreover, better to get one which measure both CM and INCHES.
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BritsinCanada wrote: On the contrary, I’ve been working in construction for 32 years. Everything in engineering construction is all metric in Canada and the rest of the world that isn’t America.

Even stuff that comes from the USA is mostly manufactured in metric now and the dimensions on the shop drawings have been converted back to inches.

Remind me, what are the dimensions of a 2” x 4” again?
The actual dimensions of a 2 x 4 are 1.5 by 3.5 inches. Or 38 x 89 mm. I'm gonna have to give this one to imperial.

After years of having a metric + imperial measuring tape I finally went all imperial and it was the best choice I ever made.

Back when I knew a bit less than I know now I tried to order replacement glass for a window in mm, and was known by the shop as "the guy who ordered in metric".
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can this tape measure twice at one time? Been looking for one of those.
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BritsinCanada wrote: Remind me, what are the dimensions of a 2” x 4” again?
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dipple wrote: The actual dimensions of a 2 x 4 are 1.5 by 3.5 inches. Or 38 x 89 mm. I'm gonna have to give this one to imperial.
Just as stud centers are 16", even if you convert.

A pound of butter is still a pound of butter, even if labelled 454g

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