## Re: [CDV700CLUB] Re: Element 115

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• In a message dated 12/30/2009 7:27:19 PM Central Standard Time, revtkatt@yahoo.com writes: Why are so many dimensions of my house multiples of 48 ? Your
Message 1 of 31 , Jan 1, 2010
In a message dated 12/30/2009 7:27:19 PM Central Standard Time, revtkatt@... writes:
Why are so many dimensions of my house multiples of 48" ?
Your house has shrunk. They should be multiples of 49, which is the square of 7, a "sacred" number.:-)

• I caught a perch in a 600mm drain pipe once, but even if it was an electrical jobI didn t have a (grounding) rod so I used a fishtape, and yeah, it was about
Message 31 of 31 , Jan 4, 2010
I caught a perch in a 600mm drain pipe once, but even if it was an electrical jobI didn't have a (grounding) rod so I used a fishtape, and yeah, it was about 16-1/2 feet long.  The fishtape, not the perch.  How did this thread started, somebody watched Monty Python or what?

From: Nick Andrews <nickjandrews@...>
To: CDV700CLUB@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, January 4, 2010 3:29:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CDV700CLUB] Re: Element 115

Yeah, but is it 48" on the inside or outside of the walls?

I worked on a metric highway job in Tampa.  Hard to find 300mm concrete pipe.  Or 600mm, etc.  You were damn lucky to get your concrete ordered in cubic yards only 2 hours late from Florida Rock.  I can only imagine if you ordered 7 cubic meters...

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Tom Herman wrote:

1 perch = 16.5 feet / 4 =4.125 Feet

Brian,

I'm not familiar with Perch, but it's called a Rod here...
Growing up in New England (Southern Maine), names like Two Rod Road and Ten Rod Road (meaning their widths) were fairly common.
We can also go into the reason we have the 4'-81/2" train gauge... It all goes back to Roman times, and the accepted width of two horses pulling wagons!

Cheers!  -Tom

PS: And equally off topic: Is Mac's Brown Sauce still being manufactured? I haven't had it in ages. The closest I can find is Daddies Suace... -T