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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 08:15 PM

I know no one else has this problem, but I struggle with English to Metric To English temperature conversions.
:laughingteeth: (Darned Stubborn Americans & their English measurements anyways) :laughingteeth:

I decided to go ahead & figure out a few of the more common temps & post them. I used the following formulas (Yes, I know I rounded the one off... I didn't think we need 37 decimal places of accuracy) I also rounded for sanity.

Fahrenheit to Celsius: C=(F-32)*.56

Celsius to Fahrenheit: F=C*1.8+32

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Edited by caseguy, February 24, 2012 - 10:44 PM.

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thats a great Idea I think you should make it a sticky :thumbs:

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 05:41 AM

That was a very good idea Alan,now I won't have to post both temps when I'm talking about the temps here.:D

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Posted January 26, 2011 - 03:25 AM

Also for your conveniance. I have this one printed out posted up by my desk.
NCDC: Celsius to Fahrenheit Conversion ChartT OF SNOW
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Posted January 26, 2011 - 05:49 AM

Thanks for the link

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Posted January 26, 2011 - 06:12 AM

That'll be as handy as you know what.:D Thanks for that link.

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Posted January 26, 2011 - 11:40 AM

Thought the wind chill chart would be handy too
NWS Wind Chill Index
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Posted October 29, 2011 - 11:14 AM

After living with it for 20+ years I still tend to convert some things back to English units. One thing I don't convert is temperature, mainly because at work we do everything in C. Whenever I'm talking about fuel economy people always want to know "how many MPG is that" when I'm talking about L/100km.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 09:29 PM

-40C and -40F are the only place that the two temp units are equal. :D

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 09:52 PM

-40C and -40F are the only place that the two temp units are equal. :D


Try bolting a twenty foot piece of aluminum next to a twenty foot piece of steel and see if they will survive a temp variation from plus 20 c to minus 40 c in two pieces - they won't . But antenna manufactures never told me that . Found out the hard way . Not much more than a nickel's worth of difference.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 10:20 PM

There was also a tower near New Bethlehem Pa that looked straighter in summer than winter . At plus 20 c it was 1.5 to 2 inches higher than at - 30 c . The crew that finished the top 80 ft of 300 ft was less than sober ( before my time ) . A little of this and a little of that . The tower fell when I wasn't around and I didn't hear a thing . But I still remember the greater than 1 km walk when the drive was impassable .

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Recently my employer needed a tower to be measured to make sure it was less than 200 feet. So with a tape measure and camera phone we verified it was 4.5 inches under to be properly classified . Just to be a stinker I told the tower climbers to remind the boss that it would be 1.5 inches taller in July. He beat them to the punch !! He had heard that one before.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:37 PM

-40C and -40F are the only place that the two temp units are equal


Yep, they're both as cold as my ex-wife's heart.




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