Weight of Wire Needed?
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Weight of Wire Needed?
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Posted on Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:41 am
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Well, i have a fellow over on TCB who is asking me to do some work for him for a small fee, i agreed and i'm just needing someone who's math doesn't suck right now to help me out.

(i think i broke my brain after fall finals...)

anyways, he's asking for two sections of semi-circular euro 4-1 in 5/16" ID 14g SS. the componentents are made of 3 triangles joined in the 45* method, with a total midline length (from apex to the middle of the base) of 15" for each triangle.

i've decided on TRL's SS wire (not the spring temper stuff the 1/4 hard stuff)

off the top of my head i calculated out 10lbs, but since i haven't worked
in 5/16" 14g recently, i want a second opinion.


thanks for your time everyone!


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Posted on Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:03 pm
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the 45* seams are actually 60* and if you want it to lay flat you'll nees 6 of those triangles. I'll try and do the math on it and post again if I can get it.


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Posted on Wed Jan 04, 2006 7:19 pm
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wooo! I actually got it. From my math each triangle will weigh just under 3 lbs. So if you're using 3 triagnles in each peice they'll weigh about 9 lbs each or 18 lbs each if you use 6 in each.


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Posted on Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:07 pm
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thanks for the info... but the customer has changed his mind.. any thoughts on what the weight of the material would be using 5/16" 14g Brite Aluminum?

i'm personally esimating about 12-14lbs


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