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Originally posted by quadratic
From my British perspective we had the metric system forced on us by the Europeans so if we have to suffer why shouldn’t you.
In fact the UK has now been given permission by our Euro Overlords to use imperial and metric side by side.
In fairness metric is easier.
Instead of going to timber yard and asking for an 8 x 4 sheet of ply I now just ask for a 2440 x1220 sheet of ply.
See the difference.
[edit on 26-7-2010 by quadratic]
And yet for some reason 2x4's are actually 1 1⁄2 in × 3 1⁄2 in...
Originally posted by brutalsunI go the home depot, I buy 2x4x10/8/6 (pick length)