Should we post here in MM or Inches? - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-05-16, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 19
Should we post here in MM or Inches?

How would you like me to list my dimensions for antenna design?

Since this is a Canadian Forum, is 180mm (7.0 in) OK? If it was an American Forum with Canadian members, I would use 7.0 in (180mm).

How do I describe 3/4" or 1" PVC pipe? I have searched other forums, and see dimensions listed both ways.

Thanks
bix2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-05-16, 05:43 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Somewhere in Delaware on the flat side
Posts: 7,360
Quote:
How would you like me to list my dimensions for antenna design?

Since this is a Canadian Forum, is 180mm (7.0 in) OK? If it was an American Forum with Canadian members, I would use 7.0 in (180mm).

How do I describe 3/4" or 1" PVC pipe? I have searched other forums, and see dimensions listed both ways.
Good point. Is 1inch pvc pipe sold in Canada as 25.4mm pvc pipe ??

Pretty much if you list the units, everyone knows what your talking about. Except maybe the old Canadian Imperial units.
300ohm is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-05-16, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by 300ohm View Post
Good point. Is 1inch pvc pipe sold in Canada as 25.4mm pvc pipe ??

Pretty much if you list the units, everyone knows what your talking about. Except maybe the old Canadian Imperial units.
Thanks 300ohm!

I'm using 3/4in pvc to build six SBGH's. It started out as four, until I told two friends about the forum.

I needed wooden jigs to hold the pvc and keep it straight, and make assembly quick.
bix2 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2008-05-16, 09:40 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Somewhere in Delaware on the flat side
Posts: 7,360
Quote:
I needed wooden jigs to hold the pvc and keep it straight, and make assembly quick.
Yep, jigs are very handy for assembling this antenna. Also, as I noted earlier in this thread, using Plumbers Goop or Locktite Plumbers and Marine Adhesive will give about 45 minutes working time with pvc. The downside with that stuff is that it takes about 24-48 hours for a full set, and a week to get rock hard. So you have to be gentle with the assembly for a few days.
300ohm is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome